Achievements of and Challenges to the Hong Kong Landslide Risk Management

Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA ISSN 0046-5828

Vol. 47 No. 3 September 2016

Rick CK Tam and Michael MK Chang

ABSTRACT: Landslide is one of the common natural hazards in Hong Kong. With the Government and public’s concerted efforts, landslide risk in Hong Kong has been drastically reduced since the establishment of a comprehensive slope safety system in 1977. However, given Hong Kong’s climatic and geographical conditions and the current state of technology, occurrence of serious landslides that could potentially cause multiple fatalities remains a distinct possibility, particularly during extreme rainfall events.