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Résumé of dr. C.J. (Cees) van Westen

van Westen

Dr. Cees van Westen graduated in 1988 for his MSc (doctoraal) in Physical Geography from the University of Amsterdam. After working with the University of Amsterdam for one year on landslide related problems in Austria and Switzerland, he joined the Division of Applied Geomorphology of ITC in 1988, and specialized in the use of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for natural hazard and risk assessment. He obtained his PhD in Engineering Geology from the Technical University of Delft in 1993, with a research on "Geographic Information Systems for Landslide Hazard Zonation". 

He is working in the Department of Earth Systems Analysis, and contributes to the research theme 4D-Earth, specifically to Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management. Dr. Van Westen has worked on research projects, training courses and consulting projects related to natural hazard and risk assessment in many different countries. 

From 2005- 2015 he was Director of the United Nations University - ITC Centre on Geoinformation for Disaster Risk Management. The overview of activities of the UNU-DGIM can be downloaded here

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Expertise

Expertise in research in the following topics: use of spatial information for landslide hazard and risk assessment, Participatory GIS for flood risk assessment, volcanic hazard assessment, seismic hazard and risk assessment, technological risk assessment, and multi-hazard risk assessment. 

Most of the research is in the field of landslides, dealing with topics such as: generation of event-based landslide inventories using remote sensing (e.g. LiDAR, object oriented image classification), historical records and field mapping; earthquake-induced landslides; combination of heuristic and statistical models for landslide susceptibility analysis; dynamic modeling of landslide initiation; landslide run out analysis, and different approaches for landslides risk assessment.

Activities in education

He has been teaching courses since 1994 on topics such as Introduction to GIS, Spatial Information for Disaster Risk Management, Natural Hazard Assessment, Empirical Modelling, Landslide susceptibility Assessment, Multi-Hazard risk Assessment, Disaster Risk Reduction.

From 1998 to 2000 he was Programme Director of the Earth Resources and Environmental Geosciences" educational programme, and he has been coordinating the specialization on Natural hazards for a number of years. 

He has been active in the development of joint educational programmes with IIRS (India), UGM (Indonesia), ICIMOD (Nepal), ADPC (Thailand), CLAS-UMSS (Bolivia) and UNAM-CIGA (Mexico), and CDUT (China). He has given short courses in many different countries. 

He has supervised over 85 MSc research thesis students.

Courses in ITC which he now coordinates:

Training packages, that deal with the application of GIS and Remote Sensing for natural hazards and risk assessment:

Regular short courses were organized with the following organizations:

  • ADPC, AIT and UNITAR-UNOSAT: GI4DRM. This course has been designed jointly by ADPC, Asian Institute of Technology, ITC-University of Twente, Netherlands, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR-UNOSAT), with the aim of providing an overview of the use of spatial information in disaster risk management. It has been running succesfully since 2008, and is organized annually by ADPC in Thailand. 
  • Bolivia, CLAS/UMSS, 1995-2012. Joint courses on "Evaluación de amenazas y riesgos para desastres naturales" , for the CLAS project in Cochabamba. 
  • Mexico: CIGA/UNAM, 2006-2009. With the Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA) of the Universidad Nacional de Mexico (UNAM) an annual joint short course on "Geo-Información para la Evaluación y Manejo del Riesgo a Múltiples Amenazas" was organized
  • LARAM and LARAM-Asia. ITC contributed to the annual LARAM PhD school in Italy (ORganized by the University of Salerno) and the LARAM Asia School (Later converted to IRALL School organized by SKLGP in Chengdu, China). 
  • South Korea, KIGAM. 2012-2014. Course “Landslide Monitoring and Assessment” for international and Korean students in the training center of IS-GEO at the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) in Daejeon (Korea)

Joint Master courses were organized with the following institutions:

  • The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, India:  A joint course on Geo-Information for Disaster Management was organized at Postgraduate and MSc level for a number of years (2007-2015). The MSc students from this course came for a three-month period to ITC as part of their overall programme. The MSc research was carried out in India with support from supervisors from ITC and IIRS.
  • The Geography Department of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia:  A joint MSc degree course on Geo-Information for spatial planning and risk management was organized for a number of years (2009-2016). The Indonesian MSc students also spent a three-month period at ITC, and their MSc research in Indonesia was supervised jointly by staff from ITC and UGM.

Activities in research

He is currently contributing to the research theme on Disaster Risk Management in ITC.  PhD research has been carried out in Colombia, Cuba, Philippines, China, India, Malaysia, and Europe.

Externally funded research projects:

  • RUNOUT project. Major risk from rapid, large-volume landslides in Europe: The design and testing of new techniques for hazard assessment and mitigation. EU  FP5, Programme Environment and Climate 1994-1998. The primary goals for Project RUNOUT were to develop and test physical models for the catastrophic collapse and runout of giant landslides, and to use these to improve strategies for mitigating the hazard from such mass movements. Test sites in Gran Canaria, Liechtenstein and Italy. 
  • ESA-DUP SLAM Project: the development of an ESA EO Service to support the legal obligations of Swiss and Italian Geological Risk Services in landslide risk forecasting and prevention. Several projects funded by the European Space Agency within the framework of its Data User Program (DUP), have investigated the feasibility and the operational applicability of spaceborne imagery to respond to the needs of governmental institutions that have a mandate in landslide analysis and prevention. 
  • SLARIM project: Strenghtening Local Authorities in Risk Management. This was an internally funded ITC project running from 2002 to 2005. The main objective was to develop a methodology for the use of spatial information systems for municipalities, which will allow local authorities to evaluate the risk of natural disasters in their municipality, in order to implement strategies for vulnerability reduction. It concentrated on medium-sized cities in developing countries, which do not yet utilize GIS in their urban planning (Naga in the Philippines for flood risk management, Lalitpur in Nepal and Dehradun in India for seismic risk management). This resulted in the PhD of Veronica Botero and Graciela Peters. 
  • Mountain Risk Project. The Mountain Risk Project was an EU FP6 Marie Curie Initial Training Network running from 2007-2010. It focused on research and training in aspects of mountains hazards and risks assessment and management. It intended to develop an advanced understanding of how mountain hydro-geomorphological processes behave and to apply this understanding to living with the hazards in the long-term. This resulted in the PhD thesis of Byron Quan Luna on the use of runout modelling for landslide hazard and risk assessment. 
  • SafeLand Project. SafeLand was a Large-scale integrating Collaborative research project funded by the The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) of the European Commission. It developed generic quantitative risk assessment and management tools and strategies for landslides at local, regional, European and societal scales and establish the baseline for the risk associated with landslides in Europe, to improve our ability to forecast landslide hazard and detect hazard and risk zones. 
  • INCREO project. The INCREO project was an EU FP7 Copernicus project, running from 2013-2014. The objective of IncREO is to provide actors responsible for civil protection and disaster management with EO-based solutions contributing to an improved preparedness and mitigation planning for areas highly vulnerable to natural disasters and already noticeable climate change trends. 
  • CHANGES First PageCHANGES project. The CHANGES project was an EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network. The CHANGES network (Changing Hydro-meteorological Risks – as Analyzed by a New Generation of European Scientists) aimed to develop an advanced understanding of how global changes (related to environmental and climate change as well as socio-economical change) will affect the temporal and spatial patterns of hydro-meteorological hazards and associated risks in Europe; how these changes can be assessed, modelled, and incorporated in sustainable risk management strategies, focusing on spatial planning, emergency preparedness and risk communication. This resulted in the PhD of Thea Turkington on the analysis of climate change for hydro-meteorological hazards in mountainous areas in the Alps.

Bilaterial research projects:

  • Austria: Applied Geomorphological Mapping Hintere Bregenzerwald. As part of the MSc a mapping project of 12 geomorphological map sheets was carried out together with A.C. Seijmonsbergen. Each map at 1:10,000 scale had two overlay maps: geotechnical and natural hazards. 
  • Austria: Geotopen Inventar Vorarlberg. Collaboration of the University of Amsterdam with the Vorarlberger Naturschau (Inatura, Dornbirn) resulted in one of the first inventories of geomorphologically important geotopes in Austria. 
  • Switzerland: Landslide hazard assessment in Sant-Gallen. Collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the Wildbachverbauung in Sankt Gallen: several project were carried out on detailed applied geomorphological mapping in 1986-1988. 
  • Colombia: Landslide susceptility and hazard assessment in Manizales. Collaboration between ITC and the Instituto Geografica Agustin Codazzi (IGAC) in Bogota, Colombia. Linked to PhD of Cees van Westen and Mark Terlien, and to capacity building in IGAC.  
  • China: Coalfire impact on landslides and subsidence. Research project funded by Netherlands Government and EU on mitigating the impact of spontaneous coalfire combustion in Ninxia province.
  • Philippines: Volcanic hazard assessment in Pinatubo and Mayon. Collaboration with PHIVOLCS on post-volcanic debris flows modelling at Mount Pinatubo, resulting in the PhD of Arturo Daag. Volcanic hazard assessment of Mayon volcano with Arlene Dayao of DMG. 
  • Cuba: National scale landslide risk assessment ; This work was centred around the PhD research of Enrique Castellanos (now director IGP in Cuba). Methods were developed for landslide hazard and risk assessment at national, provincial, municipal and local scale. 
  • Nepal: Seismic hazard and risk assessment in Kathmandu valley. Collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Nepalese Society on Earthquake Technology (NSET) , the Department of Mines and Geology, and Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan Office. Modelling of soft sediments in Kathmandu velley, liquefaction hazard assessment, building characterization, seismic risk assessment, improvement of building permit system. 
  • Peru: Volcanic hazard assessment in Arequipa. Collaboration with Prof. Thouret (University of Clermont Ferrand), Mike Sheridan, and Ruben Vargas Franco. 
  • India: Landslide hazard and risk assessment . Four year collaboration project with the Geological Survey of India (GSI), the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA, DoS)  and the Italian CNR-IRPI on the development of landslide inventory, susceptibility, hazard and risk assessment methods appropriate for India. Resulting in four PhD thesises of Sekhar Lujose Kuriase, Tapas Ranjan Martha, Saibal Ghosh and Pankaj Jaiswal. 
  • China: Earthquake-induced landslide hazard assessment in Sichuan province. Close collaboration with the State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention (SKLGP), of the Chengdu Technical University (CDUT), resulting in PhD thesis of Tolga Gorum and Xuanmei Fan, and ongoing work by Chengxiao Tang. Exposure -and -risk -mapAlso resulting in the Wenchuan-Earthquake Geohazards Atlas and numerous publications.  
  • Malyasia: Use of LiDAR for landslide hazard and risk assessment . Collaboration with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and JMG on the application of LiDAR data to landslide inventory mapping, hazard and risk assessment. This resulted in the PhD of Khammarul Razak. 
  • India: Technological hazard and risk assessment in Haldia. This research resulted from an EU project with the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata and the EU Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. Two PhD researchers: Anandita Sengupta and Debanjan Bandyopadhyay (December 2016)

 

Activities in capacity development

Here are a number of example of capacity development projects:

  • Colombia: support of IGAC, 1988 - 1993. Support of curriculum development and organization of training courses on natural hazards at the Instituto Geografico Agustin Codazzi (IGAC), collaboration with INGEOMINAS, Universidad de Caldas and Universidad Nacional.
  • USA: ISU, 1993. Training at the summer school "International Disaster Warning and Mitigation System" of the International Space University, Huntsville, Alabama, USA. 
  • Nepal, ICIMOD. 1994-1998. course on "Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Landslide Hazard Zonation", organised in Kathmandu by ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), ITC, with funds from UNESCO and JICA.
  • Costa Rica: ICE, 1994. Course "Introduccion a los sistemas de informacion geografica. Aplicaciones en las ciencias de la tierra", Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, San Jose
  • Malaysia: MACRES, 1999: Course on Remote Sensing and GIS for Landslide Hazard Assessment in MACRES, Malaysia
  • China: ESCAP, 1995. Training Course on Environmental and Urban Geology of Fast-growing Cities”, organised by ESCAP and the Chinese Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources (MGMR), held in Shanghai
  • Bolivia, UMSS, 1995-2012. Joint courses on "Evaluación de amenazas y riesgos para desastres naturales" , for the CLAS project in Cochabamba. 
  • India, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing GEONEDIS. 1996-2006. Curriculum development and frequenct training courses at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS, Department of Space). Project coordinator for a number of years and coordinator of a Joint Master Course on Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management. Geo-information for Environmental Assessment and DM, Institutional Strengthening of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (GEONEDIS)
  • Nepal: GLOF hazard, 1996. Expedition in the Tamba Koshi and Rolwaling valleys, together with 6 Nepalse students, to map the possible effect of a glacial lake outburst (GLOF) of the Tsho Rolpa glacier lake.
  • Argentina, 1996. Course "Curso de Actualizacion: Nuevas tecnologias en el analisis y mitigacion de riesgos naturales en Sudamerica Neotropical" in S.M. de Tucuman
  • Peru, 1999. Curriculum development “Gestion Estrategica para Prevencion de Riesgos Ambientales” for the Msc course on “Planeamiento y Gestion Urbano Ambiental” for the National University San Augustin in Arequipa, and in Trujillo in the framework of the PEGUP project. GEneration of the "Atlas Ambiental de Trujillo", and the "Atlas Ambiental de Lima".
  • Colombia: Rapid Inventory of Earthquake Damage, 1999-2000. In order to make a rapid assessment of the damage inflicted by the 1999 Armenia earthquake and to make recommendations for the reconstruction of the damaged areas, the Dutch government offered assistance to the Colombian authorities in the “Rapid Inventory of Earthquake Damage (RIED)” project. In the context of this cooperation project between the Colombian Ministerio del Medio Ambiente and the organisations Ingeominas, CARDER, CRQ, and IGAC, the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC) and the Delft University of Technology (TUD) were subsequently requested to carry out this task.
  • Central America, UNSECO-RAPCA project. 1998-2003. UNESCO project on Capacity Building for Natural disaster Reduction, UNESCO_RAPCAregional Action Programme Central America (RAPCA) with participants from the following countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicarague, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and Belize;
  • SE Asia, CASITA University Network project. 2002-2004. Capacity Building in Asia using Information Technology Application (CASITA). EU EuropAid ASIA IT&T Project. Main partner was the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). Establishment of an Asian University Network with Universities in the following countries : Bangladesh (BUET and Khulna), Indonesia (Gadja Mada University), Laos (Urban Research Institute), Pakistan (University of Peshawar), Sri Lanka (Un. Moratuwa, Univ. of Ruhuna, Peradenyia University), Thailand (AIT, Chaing Mai University),  Vietnam (Hanoi Architectural University), Philippines (University of the Philippines), India (IIRS, CEPT). 
  • Mexico: UNAM, 2006-2009. With the Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA) of the Universidad Nacional de Mexico (UNAM) an annual joint short course on "Geo-Información para la Evaluación y Manejo del Riesgo a Múltiples Amenazas" was organized
  • Central America: CAPRA evaluation, 2009-2010. ITC was asked by the World Bank to review the CARPA methodology and software, user groups, training needs, WIKI communication report, and software development recommendations 
  • MATRAGeorgia, MATRA project. 2009-2012. Institutional Building for Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Georgia, funded by NL Government, together with the Caucasian Environmental NGO Network (CENN). The project addressed nine different natural hazards and their overlap with eight elements at risk, such as population, buildings, and GDP. Development of a Digital Atlas of Natural Hazards in Georgia and a Web-GIS
  • Vietnam:  GHITRA project. 2010-2011. ITC was lead partner in the Geo-information Technology for Hazard Risk Assessment (GITHRA) project in Vietnam, funded by the Asian Development Bank. Aim was to build capacity on the application of modern Geo-IT for Hazard Risk Assessment (HRA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and to develop a spatial multi-hazard risk assessment methodology applicable for Vietnam. Staff of the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and its Disaster Risk Management related agencies and programs (CCFSC, DDMFSC, DMC). A Vietnamese version was made of the Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment Guidebook, and Exercise Book
  • Eastern Europe, EU PPRD EAST project.  EU-funded Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Man-made and Natural Disasters in the ENPI East Region (PPRD East). Development of a training package and training for participants from Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbeidjan. 
  • Pakistan: IST, 2013. Training Course on Advanced Geo-Spatial Disaster Management Techniques, at the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Vietnam: Landslide hazard assessment method. 2013-2014. Consulting project for the Vietnamese Institute of Geology and Mining (VIGMR) on the design of an optimal approach for medium-scale landslide susceptibility assessment for Vietnam in 2014. Generation of guidelines, three test sheets at scale 1:50,000 and training courses.
  • Caribbean: CHARIM project. Caribbean Handbook on Disaster Information Management,. This Worl Bank projectwith funding from ACP-EU Natural Disaster REduction Programme developed an on-line handbook  to support the generation and application of landslide and flood hazard and risk information to inform projects and program of planning and infrastructure sectors, specifically targeted to small countries in the Caribbean region. The methodology centers around a series of use cases, which are practical examples. National scale datasets were organized and stored in the CHARIM GEoNode platform. National scale landslide and flood hazard maps were made for Belize, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. 

CHARIM

  • Nepal: Post-earthquake landslide hazards. After the 2015 Gorkha earthquake collaboration with several organisations, such as UNEP, UNIL (Lausanne University), ICIMOD, DSCWM, ICIMOD, NSET Tribhuvan University on the development of methods for post-earthquake landslide inventory and hazard assessment. 
  • Cape Verde: Geo-Informtion for Hazard and Risk Assessment. 2016-2017. Capacity building project funded by UNEP to apply Geo-Information for Multi-Hazard risk assessment. 

Prizes and awards

  • ITC research award in 1993
  • Richard Wolters Prize of the International Association of Engineering geology (IAEG) in 1996. 

Publications

ISI Journal Articles

Ciurean, R.L., Hussin, H.Y., van Westen, C.J., Jaboyedoff, M., Nicolet, P., Chen, L., Frigerio, S. and Glade, T. (2017) Multi-scale debris flow vulnerability assessment and direct loss estimation of buildings in the Eastern Italian Alps. In: Natural hazards, 85 (2017)2 pp. 929-957. Full text | Full text

Tang, C., van Westen, C.J., Tanyas, H. and Jetten, V.G. (2016) Analysing post-earthquake landslide activity using multi-temporal landslide inventories near the epicentral area of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 16 (2016)12 pp. 2641-2655. Full text | Full text | Full text

Turkington, T.A.R., Remaitre, A., Ettema, J., Hussin, H.Y. and van Westen, C.J. (2016) Assessing debris flow activity in a changing climate : open access. In: Climatic change, 137 (2016)1 pp. 293-305. Full text | Full text

Sengupta, A., Bandyopadhyay, D., Roy, S., van Westen, C.J. and van der Veen, A. (2016) Challenges for introducing risk assessment into land use planning decisions in an Indian context. In: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 42 (2016), pp. 14-26. Full text | Full text

Hussin, H.Y., Zumpano, V., Reichenbach, P., Sterlacchini, S., Micu, M., van Westen, C.J. and Balteanu, D. (2016) Different landslide sampling strategies in a grid - based bi - variate statistical susceptibility model. In: Geomorphology, 253 (2016) pp. 508-523. Full text | Full text

Sengupta, A., Bandyopadhyay, D., van Westen, C.J. and van der Veen, A. (2016) An evaluation of risk assessment framework for industrial accidents in India. In: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 41(2016), pp. 295-302. Full text | Full text

Gaprindashvili, G. and van Westen, C.J. (2016) Generation of a national landslide hazard and risk map for the country of Georgia. In: Natural hazards, 80 (2016)1 pp. 69-101. Full text | Full text

Chen, Lixia., van Westen, C.J., Hussin, H.Y., Ciurean, R.L., Turkington, T.A.R., Chavarro-Rincon, D. and Shrestha, D.P. (2016) Integrating expert opinion with modelling for quantitative multi-hazard risk assessment in the Eastern Italian Alps. In: Geomorphology, 273 (2016) pp. 150-167. Full text | Full text

Aye, Z.C., Jabodeyoff, M., Derron, M.H., van Westen, C.J., Hussin, H.Y., Ciurean, R.L., Frigerio, S. and Pasuto, A. (2016) An interactive web - GIS tool for risk analysis : a case study in the Fella River basin, Italy. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 16 (2016)1 pp. 85-101. Full text | Full text

Pellicani, R., Spilotro, G. and van Westen, C.J. (2016) Rockfall trajectory modeling combined with heuristic analysis for assessing the rockfall hazard along the Maratea SS18 coastal road (Basilicata, Southern Italy). In: Landslides : journal of the International Consortium on Landslides, 13 (2016)5 pp. 985-1003. Full text | Full text

Yang, W.T., Wang, M., Kerle, N., van Westen, C.J., Liu, Y. and Shi, P.J. (2015) Analysis of changes in post-seismic landslide distribution and its effect on building reconstruction. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 15 (2015) pp. 817-825. Full text | Full text

Aye, Z.C., Jaboyedoff, M., Derron, M.H. and van Westen, C.J. (2015) Prototype of a web - based participative decision support platform in natural hazards and risk management. In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information : open access, 4 (2015)3 pp. 1201-1224. Full text | Full text

Pellicani, R., van Westen, C.J. and Spilotro, G. (2014) Assessing landslide exposure in areas with limited landslide information. In: Landslides : journal of the International Consortium on Landslides, 11 (2014)3 pp. 463-480. Full text | Full text

Zhou, Chunmei, Shao, W. and van Westen, C.J. (2014) Comparing two methods to estimate lateral force acting on stabilizing piles for a landslide in the Three Gorges Reservoir, China. In: Engineering geology, 173 (2014) pp. 41-53. Full text | Full text

Turkington, T.A.R., Ettema, J., van Westen, C.J. and Breinl, K. (2014) Empirical atmospheric thresholds for debris flows and flash floods in the southern French Alps. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 14 (2014)6 pp. 1517-1530. Full text | Full text

Quan Luna, B., Blahut, J., Camera, C., van Westen, C.J., Apuani, T., Jetten, V.G. and Sterlacchini, S. (2014) Physically based dynamic run - out modelling for quantitative debris flow risk assessment : a case study in Tresenda, northern Italy. In: Environmental earth sciences, 72 (2014)3 pp. 645-661. Full text | Full text

Corominas, J., van Westen, C.J., Frattini, P., Cascini, L., Malet, J.-P., Fotopoulou, S., Catani, F., van den Eeckhaut, M., Mavrouli, O., Agliardi, F., Pitilakis, K., Winter, M.G., Pastor, M., Ferlisi, S., Tofani, V., Hervas, J. and Smith, J.T. (2014) Recommendations for the quantitative analysis of landslide risk : open access. In: Bulletin of engineering geology and the environment IAEG, 73 (2014)2 pp. 209-263. Full text | Full text

Gorum, T., Korup, O., van Westen, C.J., van der Meijde, M., Xu, C. and van der Meer, F.D. (2014) Why so few? Landslides triggered by the 2002 Denali earthquake, Alaska. In: Quaternary Science Reviews, 95(2014), pp. 80-94. Full text | Full text

Li, W., Huang, R., Tang, C., Xu, Q. and van Westen, C.J. (2013) Co - seismic landslide inventory and susceptibility mapping in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake disaster area, China. In: Journal of mountain science, 10 (2013)3 pp. 339-354. Full text | Full text

Gorum, T., van Westen, C.J., Korup, O., van der Meijde, M., Fan, X. and van der Meer, F.D. (2013) Complex rupture mechanism and topography control symmetry of mass - wasting pattern, 2010 Haiti earthquake. In: Geomorphology, 184 (2013) pp. 127-138. Full text | Full text

Razak, K.A., Santangelo, M., van Westen, C.J., Straatsma, M.W. and de Jong, S.M. (2013) Generating an optimal DTM from airborne laser scanning data for landslide mapping in a tropical forest environment. In: Geomorphology, 190 (2013) pp. 112-125. Full text | Full text

Martha, T.R., van Westen, C.J., Kerle, N., Jetten, V.G. and Kumar, V. (2013) Landslide hazard and risk assessment using semi - automatically created landslide inventories. In: Geomorphology, 184 (2013) pp. 139-150. Full text | Full text

Jaiswal, P. and van Westen, C.J. (2013) Use of quantitative landslide hazard and risk information for local disaster risk reduction along a transportation corridor : a case study from Nilgiri district, India. In: Natural hazards, 65 (2013)1 pp. 887-913. Full text | Full text

Alcaraz Tarragüel, A., Krol, B.G.C.M. and van Westen, C.J. (2012) Analysing the possible impact of landslides and avalanches on cultural heritage in Upper Svaneti, Georgia. In: Journal of cultural heritage, 13(2012)4, pp. 453-461. Full text | Full text

Quan Luna, B., Remaitre, A., van Asch, Th.W.J., Malet, J.-P. and van Westen, C.J. (2012) Analysis of debris flow behavior with a one dimensional run - out model incorporating entrainment. In: Engineering geology, 128 (2012) pp. 63-75. Full text | Full text

Fan, X., van Westen, C.J., Xu, Q., Gorum, T. and Dai, F. (2012) Analysis of landslide dams induced by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. In: Journal of Asian earth sciences, 57 (2012) pp. 25-37. Full text | Full text

Peters-Guarin, G., McCall, M.K. and van Westen, C.J. (2012) Coping strategies and risk manageability : using participatory geographical information systems to represent local knowledge. In: Disasters, 36 (2012)1 pp. 1-27. Full text | Full text

Jaiswal, P. and van Westen, C.J. (2012) Frequency - size relation of shallow debris slides on cut slopes along a railroad corridor : a case study from Nilgiri hills, Southern India. In: Natural hazards, 61 (2012)3 pp. 1263-1275. Full text | Full text

Ghosh, S., van Westen, C.J., Carranza, E.J.M., Jetten, V.G., Cardinali, M., Rossi, M. and Guzzetti, F. (2012) Generating event - based landslide maps in a data - scarce Himalayan environment for estimating temporal and magnitude probabilities. In: Engineering geology, 128 (2012) pp. 49-62. Full text | Full text

Ghosh, S., van Westen, C.J., Carranza, E.J.M. and Jetten, V.G. (2012) Integrating spatial, temporal and magnitude probabilities for medium - scale landslide risk analysis in Darjeeling Himalayas, India. In: Landslides : journal of the International Consortium on Landslides, 9 (2012)3 pp. 371-384. Full text | Full text

Martha, T.R., Kerle, N., van Westen, C.J., Jetten, V.G. and Kumar, K.V. (2012) Object - oriented analysis of multi - temporal panchromatic images for creation of historical landslide inventories. In: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 67 (2012) pp. 105-119. Full text | Full text

Hussin, H.Y., Quan Luna, B., van Westen, C.J., Christen, M., Malet, J.P. and van Asch, Th.W.J. (2012) Parameterization of a numerical 2-D debris flow model with entrainment : a case study of the Faucon catchment, Southern French Alps. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 12 (2012)10 pp. 3075-3090. Full text | Full text

Fan, X., Tang, C.X., van Westen, C.J. and Alkema, D. (2012) Simulating dam - breach flood scenarios of the Tangjiashan landslide dam induced by the Wenchuan earthquake. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 12 (2012)10 pp. 3031-3044. Full text | Full text

Fan, X., van Westen, C.J., Korup, O., Gorum, T., Xu, Q., Dai, F., Huang, R. and Wang, G. (2012) Transient water and sediment storage of the decaying landslide dams induced by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, China. In: Geomorphology, 171-172 (2012) pp. 58-68. Full text | Full text

Razak, K.A., Straatsma, M.W., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2011) Airborne laser scanning of forested landslides characterization : terrain model quality and visualization. In: Geomorphology, 126 (2011)1-2 pp. 186-200. Full text | Full text

Quan Luna, B., Blahut, J., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2011) The application of numerical debris flow modelling for the generation of physical vulnerability curves. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 11 (2011)7 pp. 2047-2060. Full text | Full text

Gorum, T., Fan, X., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2011) Distribution pattern of earthquake - induced landslides triggered by the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. In: Geomorphology, 133 (2011)3-4 pp. 152-167. Full text | Full text

Melchiorre, C., Castellanos, E.A., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2011) Evaluation of prediction capability, robustness and sensitivity in non linear landslide susceptibility models, Guantanamo, Cuba. In: Computers and geosciences, 37 (2011)4 pp. 410-425. Full text | Full text

Bièvre, G., Kniess, U., Jongmans, D., Pathier, E., Schwartz, S., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2011) Paleotopgraphic control of landslides in lacustrine deposits : Trièves plateau, French western Alps. In: Geomorphology, 125 (2011)1 pp. 214-224. Full text | Full text

Jaiswal, P., van Westen, C.J. and Jetten, V.G. (2011) Quantitative assessment of landslide hazard along transportation lines using historical records. In: Landslides : journal of the International Consortium on Landslides, 8 (2011)3 pp. 279-291. Full text | Full text

Jaiswal, P., van Westen, C.J. and Jetten, V.G. (2011) Quantitative estimation of landslide risk from rapid debris slides on natural slopes in the Nilgiri hills, India. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 11 (2011)6 pp. 1723-1743. Full text | Full text

Martha, T.R., Kerle, N., van Westen, C.J., Jetten, V.G. and ... [et al.] (2011) Segment optimization and data - driven tresholding for knowledge - based landslide detection by object - based image analysis. In: IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, 49 (2011)12 pp. 4928-4943. Full text | Full text

Ghosh, S., Carranza, E.J.M., van Westen, C.J., Jetten, V.G. and ... [et al.] (2011) Selecting and weighting spatial predictors for empirical modeling of landslide susceptibility in the Darjeeling Himalayas, India. In: Geomorphology, 131 (2011)1-2 pp. 35-56. Full text | Full text

Blahut, J., van Westen, C.J. and Sterlacchini, S. (2010) Analysis of landslide inventories for accurate prediction of debris - flow source areas. In: Geomorphology, 119 (2010)1-2 pp. 36-51. Full text | Full text

Martha, T.R., Kerle, N., Jetten, V.G., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2010) Characterising spectral, spatial and morphometric properties of landslides for semi - automatic detection using object - oriented methods. In: Geomorphology, 116 (2010)1-2 pp. 24-36. Full text | Full text

Martha, T.R., Kerle, N., van Westen, C.J., Jetten, V.G. and Kumar, K.V. (2010) Effect of sun elevation angle on DSMs derived from Cartosat - 1 data. In: PE&RS = Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 76 (2010)4 pp. 429-438. Full text

Das, I., Sahoo, S., van Westen, C.J., Stein, A. and Hack, H.R.G.K. (2010) Landslide susceptibility assessment using logistic regression and its comparison with a rock mass classification system along a road section in the northern Himalayas. In: Geomorphology, 114 (2010)4 pp. 627-637. Full text | Full text

Martha, T.R., Kerle, N., Jetten, V.G., van Westen, C.J. and Kumar, V. (2010) Landslide volumetric analysis using cartosat - 1 - derived DEMs. In: IEEE Geoscience and remote sensing letters, 7 (2010)3 pp. 582-586. Full text | Full text

Jaiswal, P., van Westen, C.J. and Jetten, V.G. (2010) Quantitative assessment of direct and indirect landslide risk along transportation lines in southern India. In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) : open access, 10 (2010)6 pp. 1253-1267. Full text | Full text

Jaiswal, P., van Westen, C.J. and Jetten, V.G. (2010) Quantitative landslide hazard assessment along a transportation corridor in southern India. In: Engineering geology, 116 (2010)3-4 pp. 236-250. Full text | Full text

Frigerio, S. and van Westen, C.J. (2010) Riskcity and webriskcity : data collection, display and dissemination in a multi - risk training package. In: Cartography and geographic information science, 37 (2010)2 pp. 119-135. Full text | Full text

Ghosh, S., Günther, A., Carranza, E.J.M., van Westen, C.J. and Jetten, V.G. (2010) Rock slope instability assessment using spatially distributed structural orientation data in Darjeeling Himalaya, India. In: Earth surface processes and landforms, 35 (2010)15 pp. 1773-1792. Full text | Full text

Jaiswal, P. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Estimating temporal probability for landslide initiation along transportation routes based on rainfall thresholds. In: Geomorphology, 12 (2009)1-2 pp. 96-105. Full text | Full text

Xu, Q., Fan, X., Huang, R.Q. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Landslide dams triggered by the Wenchuan Earthquake, Sichuan Province, South West China. In: Bulletin of engineering geology and the environment IAEG, 68 (2009)3 pp. 373-386. Full text | Full text

Sekhar, L.K., van Beek, L.P.H. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Parameterizing a physically based shallow landslide model in a data poor region. In: Earth surface processes and landforms, 34 (2009)6 pp. 867-881. Full text | Full text

Ghosh, S., van Westen, C.J., Carranza, E.J.M. and ... [et al.] (2009) A quantitative approach for improving the BIS Indian method of medium - scale landslide susceptibility. In: Journal of the geological society of India, 74(2009)5, pp. 625-638. Full text

Sekhar, L.K., Jetten, V.G., van Westen, C.J., Sankar, G. and van Beek, L.P.H. (2008) Pore water pressure as a trigger of shallow landslides in the western Ghats of Kerala, India : some preliminary observations from an experimental catchment. In: Physical geography, 29 (2008)4 pp. 374-386. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2008) Qualitative landslide susceptibility assessment by multicriteria analysis : a case study from San Antonio del Sur, Guantánamo, Cuba. In: Geomorphology, 94 (2008)3-4 pp. 453-466. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Castellanos Abella, E.A. and Sekhar, L.K. (2008) Spatial data for landslide susceptibility, hazards and vulnerability assessment : an overview. In: Engineering geology, 102 (2008)3-4 pp. 112-131. Full text | Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2007) Generation of a landslide risk index map for Cuba using spatial multi-criteria evaluation. In: Landslides : journal of the International Consortium on Landslides, 4 (2007)4 pp. 311-325. Full text | Full text

Mahajan, A.K., Sporry, R.J., Champati Ray, P.K., Ranjan R., Slob, S. and van Westen, C.J. (2007) Methodology for site - response studies using multi - channel analysis of surface wave technique in Dehradun city. In: Current Science, 92(2007)7, pp. 945-955. Full text | Full text

Mahajan, A.K., Slob, S., Ranjan, R., Sporry, R.J., Champati Rah, P.K. and van Westen, C.J. (2007) Seismic microzonation of Dehradun City using geophysical and geotechnical characteristics in the upper 30 m of soil column. In: Journal of Seismology, 11 (2007)4 pp. 355-370. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., van Asch, Th.W.J. and Soeters, R. (2006) Landslide hazard and risk zonation : why is it still so difficult?. In: Bulletin of engineering geology and the environment IAEG, 65 (2006)2 pp. 167-184. Full text | Full text

Singh, L.P., van Westen, C.J., Champati Ray, P.K. and Pasquali, P. (2005) Accuracy assessment of InSAR derived input maps for landslide susceptibility analysis : a case study from the Swiss alps. In: Landslides : journal of the International Consortium on Landslides, 2 (2005)3 pp. 221-228. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Daag, A.S. (2005) Analysing the relation between rainfall characteristics and lahar activity at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. In: Earth surface processes and landforms, 30 (2005)13 pp. 1663-1674. Full text | Full text

Delaite, G., Thouret, J.-C., Sheridan, M., Labazuy, P., Stinton, A., Souriot, T. and van Westen, C.J. (2005) Assessment of volcanic hazards of El Misti and in the city of Arequipa, Peru, based on GIS and simulations, with emphasis on lahars. In: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie = Annals of geomorphology = Annales de Géomorphologie, Suppl.140 (2005) pp. 209-231. Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Lulie Getahun, F. (2003) Analyzing the evolution of the Tessina landslide using aerial photographs and digital elevation models. In: Geomorphology, 54 (2003)1-2 pp. 77-89. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Rengers, N. and Soeters, R. (2003) Use of geomorphological information in indirect landslide susceptibility assessment. In: Natural hazards, 30 (2003)3 pp. 399-419. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2000) The modelling of landslide hazards using GIS. In: Surveys in geophysics, 21(2000)2-3, pp. 241-255. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. and Mantovani, F. (1999) Comparing landslide hazard maps. In: Natural hazards, 20 (1999)2-3 pp. 137-158. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Rengers, N., Terlien, M.T.J. and Soeters, R. (1997) Prediction of the occurrence of slope instability phenomena through GIS based hazard zonation. In: Geologishe Rundschau, 86(1997)2, pp. 404-414. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Terlien, M.T.J. (1996) An approach towards deterministic landslide hazard analysis in GIS : a case study from Manizales, Colombia. In: Earth surface processes and landforms, 21 (1996)9 pp. 853-868. Full text

Mantovani, F., Soeters, R. and van Westen, C.J. (1996) Remote sensing techniques for landslide studies and hazard zonation in Europe. In: Geomorphology, 15 (1996)3-4 pp. 213-225. Full text | Full text

Rengers, N., Soeters, R. and van Westen, C.J. (1992) Remote sensing and GIS applied to mountain hazard mapping. In: Episodes, 15(1992)1, pp. 36-46.

Rupke, J., Cammeraat, E., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. and van Westen, C.J. (1988) Engineering geomorphology of the Widentobel catchment, Appenzell and Sankt Gallen, Switzerland : a geomorphological inventory system applied to geotechnical appraisal of slope stability. In: Engineering geology, 26 (1988)1 pp. 33-68. Full text | Full text

Other Refereed Journal Articles

Quan Luna, B., Blahut, J., Van Asch, Theo., van Westen, C.J. and Kappes, M. (2016) ASCHFLOW : a dynamic landslide run-out model for medium scale hazard analysis. In: Geoenvironmental disasters : open access, 3 (2016)article no. 29, 17 p. Full text | Full text

Godfrey, A., Ciurean, R.L., van Westen, C.J., Kingma, N.C. and Glade, T. (2015) Assessing vulnerability of buildings to hydro-meteorological hazards using an expert based approach : an application in Nehoiu Valley, Romania. In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13 (2015) pp. 229-241. Full text | Full text

Setiawan, H., Kingma, N.C. and van Westen, C.J. (2014) Analysis community's coping strategies and local risk governance framework in relation to landslide. In: Indonesian journal of geography : open access, 46 (2014)2 pp. 143-155. Full text | Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2012) Descripción y uso del mapa nacional de índidce de riesgo por deslizamientos de terreno. In: Geoinformativa, 6(2012)2, 6 p. Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Woldai, T. (2012) The RiskCity training package on multi - hazard risk assessment. In: International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR), 3(2012)1, pp. 41-52. Full text

Gen, Y., Maathuis, B.H.P. and van Westen, C.J. (2007) Prediction rate of GIS - based models for predicting landslides and its applications. In: Chinese journal of rock mechanics and engineering, 26(2007)2, pp. 285-291. Full text

Peters Guarin, G., van Westen, C.J. and Montoya, A.L. (2005) Community - based flood risk assessment using GIS for the town of San Sebastian, Guatemala. In: Journal of human security and development, 1(2005)1, pp. 29-49. Full text

Piya, B., van Westen, C.J. and Woldai, T. (2004) Geological database for liquefaction hazard analysis in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. In: Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 30(2004), pp. 141-152.

Badilla Coto, E., van Westen, C.J. and Kingma, N.C. (2003) Evaluación de la Amenaza y causas de inundación en la ciudad e Turrialba, Costa Rica. In: Revista Geológica de América Central, 28(2003)Junio, pp. 91-108. Full text

Barredo, J., Benavides, A., Hervas, J. and van Westen, C.J. (2000) Comparing heuristic landslide hazard assessment techniques using GIS in the Tirajana basin, Gran Canaria Island, Spain. In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation : JAG, 2 (2000)1 pp. 9-23. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Soeters, R. and Sijmons, K. (2000) Digital geomorphological landslide hazard mapping of the Alpago area, Italy. In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation : JAG, 2 (2000)1 pp. 51-60. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (editor)  (2000) Editorial : proceedings of the symposium tools and techniques for risk mapping. In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation : JAG, 2 (2000)1 pp. 2. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Daag, A. (1998) Estimating erosion on Mount Pinatubo. In: Earth Observation Magazine, 7(1998)2, pp. 18-20. Full text | Full text

Daag, A. and van Westen, C.J. (1996) Cartographic modelling of erosion in pyroclastic flow deposits of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. In: ITC journal = bulletin de l'ITC,  (1996)2 pp. 110-124. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (1994) Application of geographic information systems to deterministic landslide hazard zonation. In: Boletin de Vias, universidad nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales : revista de Vias transportes Geotecnia, 21(1994)79 pp. 11-141.

Naranjo, J.L., van Westen, C.J. and Soeters, R. (1994) Evaluating the use of training areas in bivariate statistical landslide hazard analysis : a case study in Colombia. In: ITC journal = bulletin de l'ITC,  (1994)3 pp. 292-300. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (1993) Remote sensing and geographic information systems for geologic hazard mitigation. In: ITC journal = bulletin de l'ITC,  (1993)4 pp. 63-71.

van Westen, C.J. (1993) Remote sensing and geographic information systems for geological hazard mitigation. In: ITC journal = bulletin de l'ITC,  (1993)4 pp. 393-399.

van Dijke, J.J. and van Westen, C.J. (1990) Rockfall hazard : a geomorphologic application of neighbourhood analysis with ILWIS. In: ITC journal = bulletin de l'ITC,  (1990)1 pp. 40-44.

Book Chapters

van Westen, C.J. and Greiving, S. (2017) Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management. In: Environmental hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management / ed. by . N.R. Dalezios. London: International Water Institute (IWA) publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-1-7804-0712-8. Full text

Krol, B.G.C.M., Boerboom, L.G.J., Looijen, J.M. and van Westen, C.J. (2016) The use of geo-information in Eco-RR : from mapping to decision support. In: Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and adaptation in practice / edited by F.G. Renaud, K. Sudmeier-Rieux, M. Estrella and U. Nehren. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978-3-319-43633-3. (Advances in natural and technological hazards research 42). pp. 161-179. Full text | Full text

Hussin, H.Y., Ciurean, R., Frigerio, S., Marcato, G., Calligaris, C., Reichenbach, P., van Westen, C.J. and Glade, T. (2014) Assessing the effect of mitigation measures on landslide hazard using 2D numerical runout modelling. In: Landslide science for a safer geoenvironment / ed. by. K .Sassa, P. Canuti and Y. Yin. Berlin: Springer, 2014. (Methods of landslide studies ; 2) ISBN 978-3-319-05050-8. pp. 679-684. Full text | Full text

Fan, X., Huang, R., van Westen, C.J., Xu, Q., Havenith, H.B. and Jetten, V.G. (2014) A conceptual event - tree model for coseismic landslide dam hazard assessment. In: Landslide science for a safer geoenvironment : volume 3 : targeted landslides / edited by K. Sassa, P. Canuti and Y. Yin. Cham: Springer International, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-319-04996-0. pp. 605-608. Full text | Full text

Xu, Chong., Xu, Xiwei., Gorum, T., van Westen, C.J. and Fan, X.M. (2014) Did the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake lead to a new volume loss?. In: Landslide science for a safer geoenvironment : volume 3 : targeted landslides / ed by K. Sassa, P. Canuti and Y. Yin. Berlin: Springer International Publishing, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-319-04996-0. pp. 191-1196. Full text | Full text

Greiving, S., van Westen, C.J., Corominas, J., Glade, T., Malet, J.-P. and Van Asch, Theo. (2014) Introduction : the components of risk governance. In: Mountain risks : from prediction to management and governance / ed by T. van Asch ... [et al]. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014. ISBN: 978-94-007-6769-0. (Advances in natural and technological hazards research, 34). pp. 1-27. Full text | Full text

Sengupta, A., Bandyopadhyay, D., van Westen, C.J. and van der Veen, A. (2014) Is a QRA-based method suitable to guide Land Use Planning decisions in India?. In: Safety and reliability : methodology and applications : proceedings of the European safety and reliability conference, ESREL 2014, Wroclaw, Poland, 14-18 September 2014 / edited by T. Nowakowski et al. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-315-73697-6. pp. 1401-1409. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Kappes, M.S., Quan Luna, B., Frigerio, S., Glade, T. and Malet, J.-P. (2014) Medium - scale multi - hazard risk assessment of gravitational processes. In: Mountain risks : from prediction to management and governance / ed by T. van Asch ... [et al]. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014. ISBN: 978-94-007-6769-0. (Advances in natural and technological hazards research, 34). pp. 201-231. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Ghosh, S., Jaiswal, P., Martha, T.R. and Kuriakose, S.L. (2013) From landslide inventories to landslide risk assessment : an attempt to support methodological development in India. In: Landslide science and practice : volume 1 : Landslide inventory and susceptibility and hazard zoning / ed by C. Margottini, P. Canuti and K. Sassa. Berlin: Springer, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-642-31325-7. pp. 3-20. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2013) Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Hazards Assessment and Disaster Risk Management. In: Treatise on Geomorphology / ed. by John F. Schroder and M.P. Bishop. San Diego, Academic Press, Elsevier, 2013 (Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphology Vol. 3) ISBN 978-0-12-374739-6, pp. 259-298. Full text

Fan, X., van Westen, C.J., Xu, Q., Gorum, T., Dai, F., Wang, G. and Huang, R. (2013) Spatial distribution of landslide dams triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. In: Landslide science and practice : volume 5 : complex environment / edited by C. Margottini, P. Canuti and K. Sassa. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-642-31427-8. pp. 279-285. Full text | Full text

Wu, D., Georgiadou, P.Y. (contributor) , Kapur Keeble, O. (contributor) , Bennett, R.M. (contributor) , Brussel, M.J.G. (contributor) , Lance, K.T. (contributor) , Noort, H.C.P. (contributor) , Sliuzas, R.V. (contributor) , Verplanke, J.J. (contributor) , van Westen, C.J. (contributor) and ... [et al.] (2012) Geospatial Science and technology for development : with a focus on urban development, land administration and disaster risk management. New York, Geneva, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 2012. UNCTAD current studies on science, technology and innovation 6, Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Jaiswal, P., Ghosh, S., Martha, T.R. and Kuriakose, S.L. (2012) Landslide inventory, hazard and risk assessment in India. In: Terrigenous mass movements : detection modelling, early warning and mitigation using geoinformation technology / ed. by B. Pradhan and M. Buchroithner. Berlin: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-25495-6 pp. 239-282. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2012) Landslide risk assessments for decision - making. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Understanding Risk Forum : Best Practices in Disaster Risk Assessment, 2-6 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2012. pp. 67-71. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2010) GIS for the assessment of risk from geomorphological hazards. In: Geomorphological hazards and disaster prevention / ed. by I. Alcantara-Ayala and A. Goudie. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-52176925-9 pp. 205-219. Full text

Vargas Franco, R.D., Thouret, J.-C., Delaite, G., van Westen, C.J., Sheridan, M.F., Siebe, C., Marino, J., Souriot, T. and Stinton, A. (2010) Mapping and assessing volcanic and flood hazards and risks, with emphasis on lahars, in Arequipa, Peru. In: Stratigraphy and geology of volcanic areas. / ed. by G. Groppelli and L. Viereck-Goette. Boulder: Geological Society of America, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8137-246-5 (Geological Society of America Special Paper 464) , 2010, pp. 267-282. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2008) Spatial landslide risk assessment in Guantánamo Province, Cuba. In: Landslides and engineered slopes, from the past to the future : proceedings of the 10th international symposium on landslides and engineered slopes ISL, 30 June - 4 July 2008, Xian, China. / ed. by Z. Chen ...[et al.] London : Taylor & Francis, 2008. ISBN 978-0-415-411-97-7. pp. 1879-1885. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2005) Development of a system for landslide risk assessment for Cuba. In: Proceedings of the international conference on landslide risk management, 31 May - 3 June, 2005 Vancouver. / ed. by O. Hungr, R. Fell, R. Couture and E. Eberhardt. London: Balkema, 2005. ISBN 04 1538 043. pp. 1-10. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Kumar Piya, B. and Guragain, J. (2005) Geo - information for urban risk assessment in developing countries : the SLARIM project. In: Geo-information for disaster management Gi4DM : proceedings of the 1st international symposium on geo-information for disaster management : Delft, The Netherlands, 21-23 March 2005. / ed. by P.J.M. van Oosterom, S. Zlatanova, M. Elfriede. Berlin etc. : Springer, 2005. ISBN: 978-3-540-24988-7. pp. 379-392. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2004) Geo - information tools for landslide risk assessment : an overview of recent developments. In: Landslides : evaluation and stabilization - glissement de terrain: Evaluation et Stabilisation : proceedings of the 9th international symposium on landslides, June 28 -July 2, 2004 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / ed. by W. Lacerda, M. Erlich, S.A.B. Fontoura and A.S.F. Sayao. London : Balkema, 2004. ISBN: 978-0-415-35665-7. pp. 39-56. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2002) Remote sensing and geographic information systems for natural disaster management. In: Environmental modelling with GIS and remote sensing / A. Skidmore (ed.). London etc. : Taylor & Francis, 2002. ISBN 0-415-24170-7 pp. 200-226. Full text

Soeters, R. and van Westen, C.J. (1996) Slope instability recognition, analysis, and zonation. In: Landslides, investigation and mitigation / ed. by. A.K. Turner and R.L. Schuster. Washington, D.C. National Academy Press, 1996. ISBN 0-309-06151-2. ( Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Special Report ; 247) pp. 129 - 177. Full text

Terlien, M.T.J., van Westen, C.J. and van Asch, Th.W.J. (1995) Deterministic modelling in GIS - based landslide hazard assessment. In: Geographical information systems in assessing natural hazards: selected contributions from the international workshop held in Perugia on September 20-22 1993 / ed. by A. Carrara and F. Guzzetti. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic, 1995. ISBN 0-7923-3502-3 (Advances in natural and technological hazards research ; 5) pp. 57-77.

Chang-Jo F. Chung, Fabbri, A.G. and van Westen, C.J. (1995) Multivariate regression analysis for landslide hazard zonation. In: Geographical information systems in assessing natural hazards selected contributions from an international workshop held in Perugia on September 20-22, 1993. / ed. by A. Carrara and F. Guzzetti. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic, 1995. 0-7923-3502-3 (Advances in natural and technological hazards research ; 5) pp. 107-133.

van Westen, C.J. (1994) GIS in landslide hazard zonation : a review, with examples from the Andes of Colombia. In: Mountain environments & geographic information systems / ed. by M.F. Price and D.I. Heywood. London :Taylor and Francis, 1994. ISBN 0-7484-0088-5 pp. 135-166. Full text

Monographs/Edited Books

van Westen, C.J., Straatsma, M.W., Turdukulov, U.D., Feringa, W.F., Sijmons, K., Bakhtadze, K., Janelidze, T., Kheladze, N. and ... [et al.] (2012) Atlas of natural hazards and risks of Georgia : e-book. Tbilisi, Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN), University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2012. ISBN: 978-9941-0-4310-9. Full text | Full text

PhD theses

Turkington, T.A.R., Jetten, V.G. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (assistant promoter) and Ettema, J. (assistant promoter)  (2016) Changing flood and landslide hazard : a meteorological perspective. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2016. ITC Dissertation 288, ISBN: 978-90-365-4193-0. Full text

Sengupta, A., van Maarseveen, M.F.A.M. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (co-promoter) and Flacke, J. (co-promoter)  (2016) Industrial risk : an Indian perspective. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2016. ITC Dissertation 297, ISBN: 978-90-365-4277-7. Full text

Bandyopadhyay, D., van Maarseveen, M.F.A.M. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (co-promoter) and Flacke, J. (co-promoter)  (2016) Information, decision and planning support for industrial risk management in India. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2016. ITC Dissertation 298, ISBN: 978-90-365-4278-4. Full text

Razak, K.A., de Jong, S.M. (promoter) , Jetten, V.G. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (co-promoter) and Straatsma, M.W. (co-promoter)  (2014) Airborne laser scanning for forested landslides investigation in temperate and tropical environments. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2014. ITC Dissertation 244, ISBN: 978-90-365-3625-7. Full text

Gorum, T., van der Meer, F.D. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (assistant promoter) and van der Meijde, M. (assistant promoter)  (2013) Towards a better understanding of earthquake triggered landslides : an analysis of the size, distribution pattern and characteristics of coseismic landslides in different tectonic and geomorphic environments. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2013. ITC Dissertation 235, ISBN: 978-90-6164-363-0. Full text

Fan, X., Jetten, V.G. (promoter) and van Westen, C.J. (assistant promoter)  (2013) Understanding the causes and effects of earthquake - induced landslide dams. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2013. ITC Dissertation 233, ISBN: 978-90-6164-361-6. Full text

Quan Luna, B., Jetten, V.G. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (assistant promoter) and van Asch, Th.W.J. (assistant promoter)  (2012) Dynamic numerical run - out modelling for quantitative landslide risk assessment. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2012. ITC Dissertation 206, ISBN: 978-90-6164-330-2. Full text

Martha, T.R., Jetten, V.G. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (assistant promoter) and Kerle, N. (assistant promoter)  (2011) Detection of landslides by object - oriented image analysis. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2011. ITC Dissertation 189, ISBN: 978-90-6164-309-8. Full text

Ghosh, S., Jetten, V.G. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (assistant promoter) and Carranza, E.J.M. (assistant promoter)  (2011) Knowledge guided empirical prediction of landslide hazard. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2011. ITC Dissertation 190, ISBN: 978-90-6164-310-4. Full text

Jaiswal, P., Jetten, V.G. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (assistant promoter) and Ayyasami, K. (assistant promoter)  (2011) Landslide risk quantification along transportation corridors based on historical information. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2011. ITC Dissertation 191, ISBN: 978-90-6164-311-1. Full text

Kuriakose, S.L., Jetten, V.G. (promoter) , de Jong, S.M. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (co-promoter) and van Beek, L.P.H. (co-promoter)  (2010) Physically - based dynamic modelling of the effect of land use changes on shallow landslide initiation in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2010. ITC Dissertation 178, ISBN: 978-90-6164-298-5. Full text | Full text

Botero Fernandez, V., Ottens, H.F.L. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (co-promoter) and Sliuzas, R.V. (co-promoter)  (2009) Geo - information for measuring vulnerability to earthquakes : a fitness for use approach. Enschede, Utrecht, ITC, University of Utrecht, 2009. ITC Dissertation 158, ISBN: 978-90-6164-272-5. Full text

Peters Guarin, G., Frerks, G. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (co-promoter) and de Man, W.H.E. (co-promoter)  (2008) Integrating local knowledge into GIS based flood risk assessment, Naga city, The Philippines. Wageningen, Enschede, Wageningen University, ITC, 2008. ITC Dissertation 157, ISBN: 978-90-8585-295-7. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A., de Jong, S.M. (promoter) , van Westen, C.J. (co-promoter) and van Asch, Th.W.J. (co-promoter)  (2008) Multi - scale landslide risk assessment in Cuba. Enschede, Utrecht, ITC, University of Utrecht, 2008. ITC Dissertation 154, ISBN: 978-90-6164-268-8. Full text

Daag, A.S., Terwindt, J.H.J. (promoter) , Nossin, J.J. (promoter) , van Asch, Th.W.J. (promoter) and van Westen, C.J. (promoter)  (2003) Modelling the erosion of the pyroclastic flow deposits and the occurrences of Lahars at Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines. Enschede, ITC, 2003. ITC Dissertation 104, ISBN: 90-6164-218-3. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Price, D.G. (promoter) and Rengers, N. (promoter)  (1993) Application of geographic information systems to landslide hazard zonation. Enschede, ITC, 1993. ITC Dissertation 13, ITC Publication 15, ISBN: 90-6164-078-4. Full text

Conference Proceedings (full papers)

Razak, K.A., van Westen, C.J., Straatsma, M.W. and ... [et al.] (2011) Mapping of elements at risk for landslides in the tropics using airborne laser scanning. In: FIG working week 2011 : bridging the gap between cultures : technical programme and proceedings, Marrakech, Morocco, 18-22 May 2011. 16 p. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2011) Spatial information for analyzing changing hydro - meteorological risk. In: Remote sensing, natural hazards and environmental change, 28-29 July 2011, Singapore, Japan : conference proceedings / J.-C. Thouret, , S.C. Liew, , A. Gupta. - Clermont-Ferrand : Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2011. - 96 p. ; 30 cm. ISBN 978-2-84516-554-0. pp. 73-76. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Quan Luna, B., Vargas Franco, R.D. and ... [et al.] (2010) Development of training materials on the use of geo - information for multi - hazard risk assessment in a mountainous environment. In: Mountain risks : bringing science to society : proceedings of the Mountain Risks International Conference, Firenze, Italy, 24-26 November 2010 / ed. by J.-P. Malet, T. Glade and N. Casagli. - Strasbourg : CERG, 2010. ISBN 2-95183317-1-5. pp. 469-475. Full text

Quan Luna, B., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2010) From deterministic hazard modelling to risk and loss estimation. In: Mountain risks : bringing science to society : proceedings of the Mountain Risks International Conference, Firenze, Italy, 24-26 November 2010 / ed. by J.-P. Malet, T. Glade and N. Casagli. - Strasbourg : CERG, 2010. ISBN 2-95183317-1-5. pp. 373-380. Full text

Quan Luna, B., van Westen, C.J., Jetten, V.G. and ... [et al.] (2010) A preliminary compilation of calibrated rheological parameters used in dynamic simulations of landslide run - out. In: Mountain risks : bringing science to society : proceedings of the Mountain Risks International Conference, Firenze, Italy, 24-26 November 2010 / ed. by J.-P. Malet, T. Glade and N. Casagli. - Strasbourg : CERG, 2010. ISBN 2-95183317-1-5. pp. 255-260. Full text

Kundalia, S., van Westen, C.J. and Champatiray, P.K. (2009) Establishing precipitation thresholds for landslide initiation in the upper catchment of Alaknanda river, Uttarakhand, India. In: EOGC 2009 : Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on earth observation for global changes, May 25-29, 2009, Chengdu, Sichuan, China / ed. by. Qingxi Tong and Deren Li. Beijing ; Peking University, 2009. pp. 1417-1431. Full text

Ghosh, S., van Westen, C.J., Carranza, E.J.M. and Jetten, V.G. (2009) Generation of event - based landslide inventory maps in a data - scarce environment : case study around Kurseong, Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India. In: Landslide processes : from geomorphologic mapping to dynamic modelling : proceedings of the landslide processes conference, Strasbourg, France, 6-7 february 2009. / ed. by J.P. Malet, A. Remaitre and T. Bogaard - Strasbourg : European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards (CERG), 2009. - ISBN 2-95183317-1-4 pp. 37-44. Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Jaiswal, P. (2009) Landslide hazard and risk assessment along a transportation corridor in India. In: VII Simposio Nacional sobre taludes y laderas inestables : 25 anos, 27-30 October, Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona : Centre Internacional de Metodes Numerics en Enginyeria (CIMNE) 2009, pp. 127-138. Full text

Jaiswal, P. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Rainfall - based temporal probability for landslide initiation along transportation routes in Southern India. In: Landslide processes : from geomorphologic mapping to dynamic modelling : proceedings of the landslide processes conference, Strasbourg, France, 6-7 february 2009. / ed. by J.P. Malet, A. Remaitre and T. Bogaard - Strasbourg : European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards (CERG), 2009. - ISBN 2-95183317-1-4 pp. 139-143. Full text

Martelli, K., Thouret, J.-C., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2008) Estimating building and infrastructure vulnerability in the city of Arequipa, Peru, from volcanic mass flows : a challenge : extended abstract. In: Geodynamique andine : Andean geodynamics : Geodinamica andina : 7th international symposium on andean geodynamics : resumes etendus : extended abstracts : resumenes ampliados, 2-4 septembre 2008, Nice, France. Paris : Institut de Recherche pour le Development (IRD), 2008. ISBN 978-2-7009-1643-1. pp. 315-318. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Castellanos Abella, E.A. (2008) Multi - scale landslide risk assessment : a contribution to the national system of mulit - hazard risk in Cuba. In: Proceedings of the First world landslide forum, 18-21 November 2008, Tokyo, Japan : parallel sessions volume. Tokyo : United Nations University Press, 2008. pp. 669-671. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2008) RiskCity : a training package on the use of GIS for urban multi - hazard risk assessment. In: Proceedings of the First world landslide forum, 18-21 November 2008, Tokyo, Japan : parallel sessions volume. Tokyo : United Nations University Press, 2008. pp. 665-668. Full text

Chakraborty, S., Das, I.C. and van Westen, C.J. (2008) Temporal landslide hazard analysis based on a historic approach along a road corridor, using high resolution panchromatic & multispectral data within a GIS environment : a case study from Uttarakhand India. In: ACRS 2008 : proceedings of the 29th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, 10-14 November 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo : Survey Department of Sri Lanka, Asian Association on Remote sensing, 2008. 7 p. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Castellanos Abella, E.A. (2007) Development of a method for multi - scale landslide risk assessment in Cuba. In: Proceedings of the 2007 international forum on landslide disaster management : 10-12 December 2007, Hong Kong : Volumes I and II / editor K. Ho, V. Li. - Hong Kong : The Hong Kong institute of engineers, 2007. pp. 717-745. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2007) Mapping landslides : recent developments in the use of digital spatial information : keynote. In: Landslides and society : keynote and invited presentations of the 1st North American landslide conference : landslides and society, integrated science, engineering, management, and mitigation Vail, Colorado June 3-8, 2007. / ed. by A.K. Turner and R.L. Schuster. Madison : Omnipress, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9754295-2-5 (AEG special publication ; 22), pp. 221-238. Full text

Woldai, T., van Westen, C.J. and Bamutaze Yazidhi (2006) Building African capacity for disaster risk reduction through networking, the case of Unedra. In: AARSE 2006 : Proceeding of the 6th AARSE international conference on earth observation and geoinformation sciences in support of Africa's development, 30 October - 2 November 2006, Cairo, Egypt. Cairo : The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science (NARSS), 2006. ISBN 1-920-01710-0. 5 p. Full text

Sekhar, L.K., van Westen, C.J., Lakhera, R.C., van Beek, L.P.H., Sankar, G., Alkema, D. and ... [et al.] (2006) Effect of vegetation on debris flow initiation : conceptualization and parameterization of a dynamic model for debris flow initiation in Tikovil river basin, Kerala, India, using PCRaster. In: Proceedings of the 2nd international symposium on Geo-Information for disaster management Gi4DM : remote sensing and GIS techniques for monitoring and prediction of disasters, 25-26 September, 2006, Goa, India. 6 p. Full text

Beerens, S.J.J., van Westen, C.J. (contributor) , Georgiadou, P.Y. (contributor) and van der Meijde, M. (contributor)  (2006) Facing disasters with geo-information and earth observation : the UNU - ITC programme for disaster geo-information management : keynote. In: Proceedings of ICAST 2006 : 17st International conference on advances in space technologies, 2-3 September 2006 Islamabad, Pakistan. IEEE, 2006. ISBN: 978-1-42440-514-5. pp. 206-211. Full text | Full text

Piya, B., van Westen, C.J. and Woldai, T. (2006) Generation of geological database for liquefaction hazard analysis in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. In: Proceedings of the international symposium on geo disasters, infrastructure management and protection of world heritage sites : 25-26 November 2006, Kathmandu. Kathmandu : Nepal Engineering College, 2006. pp. 9-25. Full text

Khatsu, P. and van Westen, C.J. (2005) Urban multi - hazard risk analysis using GIS and remote sensing : a case study from Kohima town, Nagaland India. In: ACRS 2005 : proceedings of the 26th Asian conference on remote sensing, ACRS 2005, 7-11 November 2005, Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi : 26th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing and 2nd Asian Space Conference, volume 1. ISBN: 978-1-60423-751-1. pp. 603-611. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2004) Geoinformation science and earth observation for municipal risk management : the SLARIM project + powerpoint. In: Proceedings of the 9th international seminar on GIS : emergency and disaster response with GIS, 8-9 September 2004, Seoul, Korea / ed. by Kyu-Bang Lee. Korea. Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements. pp. 91-120. Powerpoint published in: Proceeding of the 9th international seminar on GIS : emergency and disaster response with GIS, 8-9 September 2004, Seoul, Korea - PRESENTATIONS / ed. by Kyu-Bang Lee. Korea. Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements. pp. 153-177. Full text | Full text

Paganini, M., Palazzo, F., Arno, O., Manunta, P., Ferretti, A., Gontier, E., Wunderle, S., Pasquali, P., Strozzi, T., Zilger, J. and van Westen, C.J. (2003) SLAM, the development of an EO service to support the legal obligations of Swiss and Italian geological risk services in landslide risk forecasting and prevention. In: IGARSS 2003 : Proceedings of the IEEE international geoscience and remote sensing symposium : Learning from earth's shapes and colours, 21-25 July 2003, Toulouse, France, ISBN 0-7803-7929-2. pp. 2422 - 2424. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Montoya, A.L., Boerboom, L.G.J. and Badilla Coto, E. (2002) Multi - hazard risk assessment using GIS in urban areas : a case study for the city of Turrialba, Costa Rica. In: Proceedings of the regional workshop on best practices in disaster mitigation : lessons learned from the Asian urban disaster mitigation program and other initiatives, 24-26 September 2002, Bali, Indonesia. pp. 120-136. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2001) Geomorphology and geology of San Antoni del Sur, Guantanamo, Cuba : its contribution in producing landslides. In: Proceedings of GEOMIN 2001 : Geologia y Mineria 2001 : memorias trabajos y resúmenes : La Habana 19 y 23 marzo 2001. pp. 84-93. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2001) Landslide hazard assessment using the heuristic model. In: Proceedings of GEOMIN 2001 : Geologia y Mineria 2001 : memorias trabajos y resúmenes : La Habana 19 y 23 marzo 2001. pp. 10-20. Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Hofstee, P. (2001) The role of remote sensing and GIS in risk mapping and damange assessment for disaster in urban areas. In: Second Forum catastrophy mitigation : natural disasters, impact, mitigation, tools. 24-26 September 2001, Leipzig. 8 p.

van Westen, C.J. and Georgiadou, P.Y. (2001) Spatial data requirements and infrastructure for geologic risk assessment. In: Proceedings workshop on natural disaster management, ISPRS Technical Committee VII, Ahmedabad, India. 15 p.

van Westen, C.J. (2000) Remote sensing for natural disaster management. In: ISPRS 2000 congress : geoinformation for all : Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16-23 July, 2000. pp. 1700-1707. Full text

Rengers, N. and van Westen, C.J. (1996) Application of satellite remote sensing for natural disaster reduction in developing countries. In: Conf. on the application of remotely sensed data and GIS in environmetal and natural resources assessment in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, March 15-22, 1996, pp 170-176.

Rengers, N. and van Westen, C.J. (1994) Application of satellite remote sensing for natural disaster reduction in developing countries. In: Proceedings : IDNDR : world conference on natural disaster reduction, Yokohama, Japan, 23-27 May 1994 : technical committee session C : the effects of disasters on modern societies, pp. 39-44.

van Westen, C.J., Rengers, N., Soeters, R. and Terlien, M.T.J. (1994) An engineering geological GIS data base for mountainous terrain = Une base de donn'ees SIG de géologie de l'ingénieur pour des terrains montagneux. In: Proceedings 7th international congress International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) : 5-9 September 1994, Lisboa, Portugal, pp. 4467-4475.

van Westen, C.J., Soeters, R. and Rengers, N. (1994) GISSIZ : training package for the use of Geographical Information Systems in slope instability zonation. In: Proceedings of the 10th ERIM thematic conference on geologic remote sensing, San Antonio, Texas, 9-12 May 1994, 12 p.

Soeters, R. and van Westen, C.J. (1994) Slope instability : the role of remote sensing and GIS in recognition, analysis and zonation. In: Proceedings of seminar for decision makers on applications of remote sensing and geo information systems, 12-16 December 1994, Langkawi, Malaysia, pp. 97-108.

Soeters, R. and van Westen, C.J. (1994) Slope instability : the role of remote sensing and GIS in recognition, analysis and zonation. In: Natural hazards and remote sensing : proceedings of a conference on natural hazard assessment and mitigation : the unique role of remote sensing : The Royal Society, London, 8-9 March 1994 / ed. by G. Wadge, pp. 44-50.

van Westen, C.J. (1994) Einsatz von geographischen Informationssystemen bei der Kartierung natürlicher Risikogebiete. In: Beiträge zur kartographischen Informationsverarbeitung : Umweltinformation und Karte : Sonderband zum 43. Deutschen Kartographentag Trier, May 1994, pp. 291-301.

Soeters, R., van Westen, C.J. and Rengers, N. (1993) Mountain hazard mapping making use of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems. In: Proceedings of the 25th international symposium on remote sensing and global environmental change : 4-8 April 1993, Graz, Austria : Vol. I tools for sustainable development, pp. I-54-I-65.

van Asch, Th.W.J., van Westen, C.J., Blijenberg, H. and Terlien, M.T.J. (1992) Quantitative landslide hazard analyses in volcanic ashes of the Chinchina area, Colombia. In: Proceedings 1er simposio internacional sobre sensores remotes y sistemas de informacion geografica para el estudio de riesgos naturales, Bogotá, Colombia, 10-12 March 1992, pp. 433-443.

van Westen, C.J. (1992) Scale related GIS techniques in the analysis of landslide hazard. In: Proceedings 1er simposio internacional sobre sensores remotos y sistemas de informacion geografica (SIG) para el estudio de riesgos naturales, Bogotá, Colombia, (1992), pp. 484-498.

Soeters, R., Rengers, N. and van Westen, C.J. (1991) Remote sensing and geographical information systems as applied to mountain hazard analysis and environmental monitoring. In: Proceedings of the 8th thematic conference on geologic remote sensing : April 29 - May 2 1991, Dever, USA : Vol. II, pp. 1389-1402.

van Westen, C.J. (1990) A medium scale landslides hazard analysis using a PC - based GIS : a case study from Chinchina, Colombia. In: Proceedings 1er simposio internacional sobre sensores remotos y sistemas de informacion geografica (SIG) para el estudio de riesgos naturales, Bogotá, Colombia : Vol. 2, 15 p.

van Westen, C.J. and Alzate Bonilla, J.B. (1990) Mountain hazard analysis using a PC based GIS. In: Proceedings 6th international congress International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) : 6-10 August 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / ed. by D.G. Price, pp. 265-271.

van Westen, C.J. (1989) Proyecto ITC - UNESCO sobre analisis de Riesgos en Montanas utilizando SIG = ITC - UNESCO project on GIS for mountain hazard analysis. In: 1st southamerican symposium of landslides : Paipa, Colombia, August 7-10 1989 : Vol. 1, pp. 214-224.

Scientific and Professional Publications

van Westen, C.J. (2016) National scale landslide susceptibility assessment for Dominica : e-book. Washington, D.C., The World Bank, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program, 2016. Caribbean Handbook on Risk Information Management (CHARIM) , Full text | Full text

Bandyopadhyay, D., Paul, N., Sengupta, A., van Westen, C.J. and van der Veen, A. (2013) Bridging industrial risk management deficits in India using a Geo - ICT based tool. In: Disaster management and risk reduction : role of environmental knowledge / ed by A.K. Gupta et al. New Delhi: Narosa, 2013. ISBN 978-81-8487-251-4. pp. 99-110. Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Damen, M.C.J. (2013) Training package on national scale multi - hazard risk assessment : exercise book : e-book. Kiev, PPRD-EAST, 2013. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Damen, M.C.J. and Feringa, W.F. (2013) Training package on national scale multi - hazard risk assessment : theory book : e-book. Kiev, PPRD-EAST, 2013. Full text

van der Meer, F.D., van der Meijde, M. and van Westen, C.J. (2013) Understanding earthquake triggered landslides : a PhD dissertation by Tolga Görüm. In: GRSG newsletter : Geological Society of London, Geological Remote Sensing Group : partly open access,  (2013)68 pp. 32-36. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2012) Remote sensing and GIS for natural hazards assessment and disaster risk management. In: Application of space technology for disaster risk reduction : international training course lecture notes : april 2012, Dehradun, India. - Dehradun : Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) : Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), 2012. - 432 p. ; 25 cm pp. 307-375. Full text

Sengupta, A., Bandyopadhyay, D., van Westen, C.J. and van der Veen, A. (2011) Adapting a quantitative risk assessment based method to guide land use planning decisions in India. Enschede, ITC, 2011. ITC Working papers series 8, ISBN: 978-90-6164-319-7. Full text

Bandyopadhyay, D., Sengupta, A., van Westen, C.J. and van der Veen, A. (2011) Bridging risk management deficits in India using a geo - ICT based tool. Enschede, ITC, 2011. ITC Working papers series 7, ISBN: 978-90-6164-318-0. Full text

Navarra, D.D., van Westen, C.J., van der Veen, A., Parodi, G.N., Boerboom, L.G.J., Merchand, M., Nekhai, O., Arriaza, M., de Bruijn, K.M., Mens, M.P.J., Slinger, J.H., Cuppen, M.E., Krywkow, J., Leenders, J.K., Wagemaker, J., Roelevink, A. and Rientjes, T.H.M. (2011) Innovation, risk and governance : case studies on innovative approaches to EGovernance and risk management. Edizioni Fotograf, 2011. ISBN: 978-88-95272-99-3.

de By, R.A. (editor) , de By, R.A., Georgiadou, P.Y., Knippers, R.A., Kraak, M.J., Sun, Y., Weir, M.J.C. and van Westen, C.J. (2011) Principles of geographic information systems : an introductory textbook : translated into Mongolian. Enschede, ITC, 2011. ITC Educational Textbook Series 1, ISBN: 978-99962-1-270-3.

Frigerio, S. and van Westen, C.J. (2011) RiskCity and WebRiskCity : educating responders and the public about risk management. In: ACSM Bulletin,  (2011)249 pp. 19-20. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (editor)  (2010) Multi - hazard risk assessment : RiskCity : distance education. Enschede, ITC, 2010.

Peters Guarin, G., McCall, M.K. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Coping strategies and manageability : how participatory geographical information systems can transform local knowledge into better policies for disaster risk management. Benfield, UCL Hazard Research Centre, 2009. Disaster Studies Working paper 22, Full text

Brussel, M.J.G., Chambi Echegaray, G., Feringa, W.F., Morales, J.M., Sijmons, K., Knippers, R.A., Turkstra, J., de Meijere, J.C., Krol, B.G.C.M., van Westen, C.J., Rossiter, D.G. and Strobl, R.O. (2008) Atlas ambiental de Lima : Peru. Lima, Gráfica Biblos, 2008.

van Westen, C.J. (2008) GIS for urban multi - hazard risk assessment : the RiskCity training package. In: European geologist, (2008)26, pp. 5-7,9. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2008) Seismic loss estimation for Lalitpur, Nepal. In: Technology application for earthquake disaster management / ed. by Subir Ghosh. Hyderabad : The Icfai University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-81-314-1738-6. pp. 191-199. Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Vargas Franco, R.D. (2005) Capacity building for natural disaster reduction CBNDR : Regional action program for central America RAPCA. Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC), ITC, UNESCO, Delft University of Technology (TUD), 2005. Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction (CBNDR) : Regional Action Program for Central America (RAPCA) , Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2005) Seismic loss estimation for Lalitpur, Nepal. In: GIS development weekly, 1(2005)16, 5 p. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (editor) and Vargas Franco, R.D. (editor)  (2004) GIS case studies : the use of geographic information systems for the assessment of natural hazards, vulnerability and risk in central America. Enschede, Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC), UNESCO, ITC, Delft University of Technology (TUD), 2004.

de By, R.A. (editor) , de By, R.A., Georgiadou, P.Y., Knippers, R.A., Kraak, M.J., Sun, Y., Weir, M.J.C. and van Westen, C.J. (2004) Principles of geographic information systems : an introductory textbook. Enschede, ITC, 2004. ITC Educational Textbook Series 1, ISBN: 90-6164-226-4.

de By, R.A. (editor) , de By, R.A., Knippers, R.A., Sun, Y., Ellis, M.C., Kraak, M.J., Weir, M.J.C., Georgiadou, P.Y., Radwan, M.M., van Westen, C.J., Kainz, W. and Sides, E.J. (2004) Principles of geographic information systems : an introductory textbook : translated into Korean. Enschede, ITC, 2004. ITC Educational Textbook Series 1, ISBN: 89-953256-2-3.

Climent, A., Salgado, D., Slob, S. and van Westen, C.J. (2003) Amenaza sísmica y vulnerabilidad fisica en la ciudad de cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Enschede, ITC, 2003. Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction (CBNDR) : Regional Action Program for Central America (RAPCA) ,

van Westen, C.J., Sijmons, K., Wijnker, L. and Nieuwenhuis, J. (2003) Analisis de riesgo por inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra en la microcuenca del arenal de Montserrat, El Salvador. Enschede, ITC, 2003. Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction (CBNDR) : Regional Action Program for Central America (RAPCA) ,

van Westen, C.J., Montoya, A.L. and Vargas Franco, R.D. (2003) Aplicación de SIG para la evaluación de amenzas y riesgos : Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Enschede, ITC, 2003. Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction (CBNDR) : Regional Action Program for Central America (RAPCA) , Full text | Full text

Champati Ray, P.K., van Westen, C.J. and Lakhera, R.C. (2003) Geoindicators and spatial information system for landslide prediction and hazard zonation. In: Geoindocators and related environmental studies : focus on India / ed. by Chandra Shekhar Dubey and P.S. Saklani. New Delhi, Sheetal-Sudha publ. 2003. pp. 113-123.

van Westen, C.J. (2003) Módulo de capacitación : aplicación de sistemas de información geográfica y sensores remotos para el análisis de Amenazas, vulnerabilidad y riesgos. Enschede, Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC), ITC, UNESCO, Delft University of Technology (TUD), 2003. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2003) Zonificación de Amenazas naturales en la cuenca del río Samalá y Análisis de vulnerabilidad y riesgo en la población de San Sebastián, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, Centro América. Enschede, ITC, 2003. Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction (CBNDR) : Regional Action Program for Central America (RAPCA) ,

Singhroy, V., Glenn, N., Ohkuma, H., Refice, A., van Westen, C.J., Bennert, D., Wasowski, J., Bulmer, M., Rott, H. and Zan, L. (2002) Earth Observation for landslide hazard report. 2002. Full text

de By, R.A. (editor) , de By, R.A., Knippers, R.A., Sun, Y., Ellis, M.C., Kraak, M.J., Weir, M.J.C., Georgiadou, P.Y., Radwan, M.M., van Westen, C.J., Kainz, W. and Sides, E.J. (2001) Principles of geographic information systems : an introductory textbook. Enschede, ITC, 2001. ITC Educational Textbook Series 1, ISBN: 90-6164-200-0.

Duque, A., Hack, H.R.G.K., Montoya, A.L., Scarpas, T., Slob, S., Soeters, R. and van Westen, C.J. (2001) Rapid inventory of earthquake damage RIED. In: Ingeokring Newsletter, 2001 (2001)9 pp. 28-31. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2000) Desarrollo de una metodología para la identificación de Amenazas y riesgos a deslizamientos en la cuenca del Rio San Juan, Republica Dominicana. Enschede, ITC, 2000. Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction (CBNDR) : Regional Action Program for Central America (RAPCA) ,

van Westen, C.J. (2000) Estudio preliminar de Amenazas naturales en la Cenca de Rio Turrialba, Canton Turrialba, Costa Rica. Enschede, ITC, 2000. Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction (CBNDR) : Regional Action Program for Central America (RAPCA) ,

Roy, P.S. (editor) , van Westen, C.J. (editor) , Jha, V.K. (editor) , Lakhera, R.C. (editor) and Champati Ray, P.K. (editor)  (2000) Natural disasters and their mitigation : a remote sensing perspective. Dehra Dun, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, 2000.

de By, R.A. (editor) , de By, R.A., Knippers, R.A., Sun, Y., Ellis, M.C., Kraak, M.J., Weir, M.J.C., Georgiadou, P.Y., Radwan, M.M., van Westen, C.J., Kainz, W. and Sides, E.J. (2000) Principles of geographic information systems : an introductory textbook. Enschede, ITC, 2000. ITC Educational Textbook Series 1, ISBN: 90-6164-184-5.

de By, R.A., Ellis, M.C., Kainz, W., Knippers, R.A., Kraak, M.J., Krol, B.G.C.M., Radwan, M.M., Sides, E.J., Sun, Y., Weir, M.J.C. and van Westen, C.J. (1999) Principles of geographic information systems : ITC core module : version 1 : syllabus. Enschede, ITC, 1999.

van Westen, C.J. and Daag, A.S. (1998) Estimating erosion in volcanic deposits on mount Pinatubo, Philippines : using a DTM overlaying technique. In: EOM : The magazine for geographic, mapping, earth information = Earth Observation Magazine,  (1998)2 pp. 18-20.

van Westen, C.J. (editor) , Saldaña López, A. (editor) , Uria cornejo, S.P. (editor) and Chavez Ardanza, G. (1997) ILWIS 2.1 for Windows : Applications guide : the Integrated Land and Water Information System. Enschede, ITC, 1997.

van Westen, C.J., Soeters, R. and Rengers, N. (1994) GISSIZ : training package Geographical Information Systems in slope instability zonation. In: STOP Disasters, (1994)18, pp. 24-25. - Also published as ITC publication ; 15.

van Westen, C.J., Soeters, R. and Rengers, N. (1993) Geographic Information Systems as applied to landslide hazard zonation. In: Mapping Awareness & GIS in Europe, 7(1993)5, pp. 9-13.

van Westen, C.J., van Duren, I.C., Kruse, H.M.G. and Terlien, M.T.J. (1993) GISSIZ : training package for Geographic Information Systems in slope instability zonation : Part 1. theory Part 2. exercises. Enschede, ITC, 1993. ITC Publication 15, ISBN: 90-6164-078-4.

van Westen, C.J. and Alzate, J.B. (1990) Mountain hazard analysis using a PC based GIS. In: AGID report no. 13 : environmental geology and natural hazards of the Andean region : 30 April - 2 May 1990, Medellin, Colombia / ed. by M. Hermelin, pp. 527-536.

Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (editor) , ... [et al.] (editor) and van Westen, C.J. (1988) Explanatory notes to the geomorphological, geotechnical and natural hazard maps of the Hintere Bregenzerwald, vlbg. Austria. Amsterdam ; Dornbirn, Institute for Physical Geography & Soil Science, University of Amsterdam ; Vorarlberger Naturschau, 1988.

Presentations

Astisiasari, van Westen, C.J., Jetten, V.G., van der Meer, F.D. and Rahmawati, D. (2017) Basic overview towards the assessment of landslide and subsidence risks along a geothermal pipeline network : poster. Presented at the 6th ITB International Geothermal workshop, Bandung, Indonesia 22-23 March, 2017. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Tanyas, H. and Gorum, T. (2015) An approach to develop a model for producing near real-time expected coseismic landslide density maps after earthquakes : powerpoint. Presented at The 4th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects, 9-13 May 2015, Chendgu, China. 66 slides. Full text

Quan Luna, B., Blahut, J., Van Asch, Theo., van Westen, C.J. and Kappes, M. (2015) AschFlow : a dynamic landslide run - out model for medium scale hazard analysis : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 17, EGU2015-13656, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, 12-17 April 2015, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Olyazadeh, R., Jaboyedoff, M., van Westen, C.J. and Bakker, W.H. (2015) Multi criteria evaluation module for RiskChanges spatial decision support system : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 17, EGU2015-2810, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, 12-17 April 2015, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2015) Multi-hazard and risk assessment: why it is so difficult? : powerpoint. Presented at the International symposium on multi-hazard and risk, ISMHR, 23-25 March, 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 100 slides. Full text

Micu, M., Balteanu, D., Ionescu, C., Havenith, H., Radulian, M., van Westen, C.J., Damen, M.C.J. and Jurchescu, M. (2015) A preliminary regional assessment of earthquake - induced landslide susceptibility for Vrancea Seismic Region : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 17, EGU2015-12524, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, 12-17 April 2015, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Hussin, H.Y., Chen, L., Ciurean, R., van Westen, C.J., Reichenbach, P. and Sterlacchini, S. (2015) Quantitative assessment of changes in landslide risk using a regional scale run-out model : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 17, EGU2015-7698, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, 12-17 April 2015, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2015) Risk Changes: Spatial Decision Support System for the analysis of changing multi-hazard risk : powerpoint. Presented at Building resilient communities through urban planning and the integration of the natural sciences, 13 Januari, 2015. Geneva, Switzerland. 31 slides. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Zhang, K., Bakker, W.H., Andrejchenko, V., Berlin, J., Olyazadeh, R. and Cristal, I. (2015) RiskChanges spatial support system for the analysis of changing multi-hazard risk : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 17, EGU2015-14180, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, 12-17 April 2015, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Hussin, H.Y., Chen, L., Ciurean, R., van Westen, C.J., Reichenbach, P. and Sterlacchini, S. (2014) Analysing changes in landslide risk using multi temporal landslide susceptibility and run - out modeling on a regional scale : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 11 p. Full text | Full text

Andrejchenko, V., Bakker, W.H. and van Westen, C.J. (2014) Design and implementation of a data model and data input module for a multi hazard risk assessment spatial support decision system : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 4 p. Full text | Full text

Jetten, V.G., Alkema, D., van Westen, C.J. and Brussel, M.J.G. (2014) Development of the Caribbean handbook on disaster risk information management : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 10 p. Full text | Full text

Turkington, T.A.R., Ettema, J., Malet, J.P., Remaitre, A. and van Westen, C.J. (2014) Impacts of climate change on debris flows : what are some of the challenges? : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 7 p. Full text | Full text

Berlin, J.R., Bogaard, T., van Westen, C.J., Bakker, W.H., Mostert, E. and Dopheide, E.J.M. (2014) Implementation of a multi - scenario cost - benefit analysis module for the Risk - CHANGES SDSS platform : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 10 p. Full text | Full text

Damen, M.C.J., Micu, M., Zumpano, V., van Westen, C.J., Sijmons, K. and Balteanu, D. (2014) Landslide mapping and interpretation : implications for landslide susceptibility analysis in discontinuous data environment : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 9 p. Full text | Full text

Chen, L., Hussin, H.Y., Ciurean, R., Turkington, T.A.R., van Westen, C.J., Chavarro, D. and Shrestha, D.P. (2014) Multi - hazard risk assessment in Fella Basin, Italy, using historical hazard inventory and GIS : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 12 p. Full text | Full text

Ciurean, R., Chen, L., Hussin, H.Y., van Westen, C.J., Glade, T., Frigerio, S. and Pasuto, A. (2014) Quantitative vulnerability assessment of buildings to debris - flows in Fella River Basin using run-out modelling and damage data from the 29th of August 2003 event : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 9 p. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Bakker, W.H., Andrejchenko, V., Zhang, K., Berlin, J.R., Cristal, I. and Olyazadeh, R. (2014) RiskChanges : a spatial decision support system for analysing changing hydro - meteorological risk : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 13 p. Full text | Full text

van der Meer, F.D., van Westen, C.J. and Gorum, T. (2014) The role of fault mechanisms and tectonics on the occurrence of coseismic landslides : landslides and hazard risk assessment : remote sensing and GIS approach : powerpoint. Presented at the 47th Brazilian Geological Congress : Trilhando as novas Fronteiras dos Recursos Naturais : 21-26 September 2014, Salvador Bahia. 73 slides. Full text

Gokesch, K., Promper, C., van Westen, C.J. and Glade, T. (2014) Spatiotemporal patterns of population distribution as crucial element for risk management : abstract + poster. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 16, EGU2014-11015-1, 2014. EGU General Assembly 2014, 27 April - 2 May 2014, Vienna, Austria, 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Zhang, K., van Westen, C.J. and Bakker, W.H. (2014) Web - based risk assessment techniques for hydro - meteorological hazards : extended abstract. Presented at: Analysis and management of changing risks for natural hazards : international conference, 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy. 8 p. Full text | Full text

Turkington, T.A.R., Breinl, K., van Westen, C.J., Malet, J.-P. and Ettema, J. (2013) Analysing the problems involved in assessing hydro - meteorological triggers : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 15, EGU2013-1678, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013, 07-12 April, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Liberatoscioli, E., Soldati, M. and van Westen, C.J. (2013) Assessment of susceptibility for small landslides in the Secchia Basin, Modena Province, Italy, by means of statistical analysis : poster. Presented at: 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, 27-31 August 2013, Paris. 1 p. Full text

Gorum, T., van Westen, C.J., Korup, O., van der Meijde, M. and van der Meer, F.D. (2013) The combined effect of complex rupture mechanism and topography in regional distribution pattern of the landslides triggered by the 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake : abstract. Presented at: 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, 27-31 August 2013, Paris. 1 p. Full text

Zhou, Chunmei and van Westen, C.J. (2013) Design of anti - slide piles for slope stabilization in Wanzhou city, Three Gorges Area, China : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 15, EGU2013-5563, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013, 07-12 April, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2013) Development of a spatial decision support system for analyzing changes in hydro - meteorological risk : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 15, EGU2013-2980, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013, 07-12 April, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Hussin, H.Y., van Westen, C.J. and Reichenbach, P. (2013) Methodological framework for the probabilistic risk assessment of multi - hazards at a municipal scale : a case study in the Fella river valley, Eastern Italian Alps : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 15, EGU2013-13584, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013, 07-12 April, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Quan Luna, B., Cepeda, J., Stumpf, A., van Westen, C.J., Malet, J.P. and van Asch, Th.W.J. (2012) Application of a Monte Carlo method for modeling debris flow run - out : abstract + poster. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 14(2012) EGU2012-13718, EGU general assembly 2012. 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Hussin, H.Y., Quan Luna, B., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2012) Assessing the debris flow run - out frequency of a catchment in the French Alps using a parameterization analysis with the RAMMS numerical run-out model : abstract + poster. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-12593, 2012 EGU General Assembly 2012. 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Turkington, T.A.R., van Westen, C.J. and Ettema, J. (2012) The challenges of identifying and analyzing triggering rainfall amounts for floods and landslides in Europe as part of the CHANGES project : abstract. Presented at: VALUE End user conference, 7-9 March 2012, Kiel, Germany. 1 p. Full text

Ettema, J., Jetten, V.G. and van Westen, C.J. (2012) Meteo - hydrologische rampen en risico - analyse : powerpoint. Presented at: NVBM Symposium, 23 March 2012, De Bilt, Netherlands. 56 slides. Full text

Quan Luna, B., Cepeda, J., Stumpf, A., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2011) Analysis and uncertainty quantification of dynamic run - out model parameters for landslides. Presented at the Second World Landslide Forum, 3-9 October 2011, Rome, Italy. 4 p. Full text

van Westen, C.J., Alkema, D., Ettema, J. and Maresch, S. (2011) CHANGES project :changing hydro - meteorological risks : as analyzed by a new generation of European scientists : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13(2011) EGU2011-5600, EGU general assembly 2011. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Riguer, D.E.L., Gorum, T. and van Westen, C.J. (2011) Characterizing an earthquake induced landslide from two different events in the same area : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13(2011) EGU2011-8115, EGU general assembly 2011. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Razak, K.A., Buksch, A., Damen, M.C.J., van Westen, C.J., Straatsma, M.W. and de Jong, S. (2011) Characterizing tree growth anomaly induced by landslides using LiDAR. Presented at the Second World Landslide Forum, 3-9 October 2011, Rome, Italy. 6 p. Full text

Frigerio, S., Glade, T., Malet, J.-P. and van Westen, C.J. (2011) Geo web services and risk communication : the mountain risks experience : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13(2011) EGU2011-4896-1, EGU general assembly 2011. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Gorum, T. and van Westen, C.J. (2011) Regional distribution of landslides induced by the January 2010 Haiti earthquake : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13(2011) EGU2011-8182, EGU general assembly 2011. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Gorum, T., van Westen, C.J., Carranza, E.J.M., van der Meijde, M., Fan, X. and ... [et al.] (2011) The role of rupture dynamics and style of faulting on regional pattern of coseismic landslides : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13(2011) EGU2011-8140, EGU general assembly 2011. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Fan, X., van Westen, C.J., Gorum, T. and ... [et al.] (2011) Spatial distribution and casual factors of landslide dams triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13(2011) EGU2011-722, EGU general assembly 2011. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Fan, X., van Westen, C.J., Gorum, T., Dai, F., Wang, G. and Huang, R. (2011) Spatial distribution of landslide dams triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake. Presented at the Second World Landslide Forum, 3-9 October 2011, Rome, Italy. 6 p. Full text

Razak, K.A., van Westen, C.J., Straatsma, M.W. and ... [et al.] (2010) Airborne laser scanning as an effective tool for disaster mapping over mountainous forested landscapes + poster. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12(2010) EGU2010-7192, EGU general assembly 2010. 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Gorum, T., van Westen, C.J., Fan, X. and ... [et al.] (2010) Analyzing the control of the dynamic rupture processes on landslide distribution for the Wenchuan earthquake. Presented at the expert workshop on assessing the state of art of landslide hazard and risk assessment in China, 13-14 April 2010, Chengdu, China. 14 slides. Full text

Quan Luna, B., Remaitre, A., van Asch, Th.W.J., Malet, J.P., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2010) Debris flow analysis with a one dimensional dynamic run - out model that incorporates entrained material. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12(2010)EGU2010-6711, EGU general assembyl 2010. 27 slides. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Gorum, T. and Fan, X. (2010) Distribution pattern of earthquake - induced landslides triggered by the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12(2010) : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, 2-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria. 1 p. Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Gorum, T. (2010) Preliminary results on earthquake triggered landslides for the Haiti earthquake + poster. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12(2010) EGU2010-11153, EGU general assembly 2010. 1 p. + 1 slide. Full text | Full text | Full text

Quan Luna, B., Blahut, J., Camera, C., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2010) Quantitative risk assessment using vulnerability functions from debris flow event reconstruction : poster. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12(2010)EGU2010-6684, EGU general assembly 2010. 1 slide. Full text | Full text

Ettema, J., van Westen, C.J., Straatsma, M.W., Alkema, D., Kingma, N.C. and Jetten, V.G. (2010) Risk assessment of hydro - meteorological hazards in a changing climate, changes : powerpoint. Presented at ESF - COST high - level research conference : extreme environmental events, 13-17 December 2010, Cambridge, UK. 32 slides. Full text

Quan Luna, B., Medina-Cetina, Z., Malet, J.P., van Westen, C.J., van Asch, Th.W.J. and Jetten, V.G. (2010) Uncertainty quantification on the determination of debris flow run - out for quantitative risk analysis : poster. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12(2010) EGU2010-6699, EGU general assembly 2010. 8 slides. Full text | Full text

Razak, K.A., Straatsma, M.W., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2010) Use of high resolution airborne laser scanning data for landslide interpretation under mixed forest and tropical rainforest : case study in Barcelonnette, France and Cameron highlands, Malaysia + powerpoint. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12(2010) EGU2010-7184, EGU general assembly 2010. 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J., Fan, X., Gorum, T., Xu, Q., Tang, C.Q. and Huang, R. (2009) Analysis of landslide distribution and landslide dams triggered by the Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan, China : powerpoint. Presented at the International Conference in Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake, Taipei, Taiwan, 17-21 September 2009. 38 slides. Full text

Shahjahan, M., van der Meijde, M. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Applicability of HV fourier spectral ratio of ambient vibrations in seismic microzonation : case study in Chittagong City, Bangladesh : abstract. In: Abstract volume of the international conference on geoscience for global development (GeoDev), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26-31 October, 2009. Dhaka : Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB), 2009. p. 122. Full text

Christanto, N., Hadmoko, D.S., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2009) Characteristic and Behavior of Rainfall Induced Landslides in Java Island, Indonesia : an Overview : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-4069-7, 2009 EGU General Assembly 2009. 1 p. Full text | Full text

van Westen, C.J. and Frigerio, S. (2009) DE course on spatial multi - hazard risk assessment, using open source software : poster. Presented at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2009, Vienna, 19-24 April 2009. Full text

Blahut, J., Quan Luna, B., Akbas, S.O. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Debris flow reconstruction : geomorphologic and numerical approach a case study fom the Selvetta event in Valtellina : powerpoint, Italy, July 2008. Presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, 19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria. 21 slides. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Descripcion y uso del mapa nacional de indice de riesgo por deslizamientos de terreno. Presented at the VI Congreso International Geomatica 2009, 9-13 February, Habana, Cuba. : part of: Informatica 2009. 5 p. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2009) GIS for urban multi - hazard risk assessment : the RiskCity training package : abstract. Presented at AfricaGIS 2009 international conference : geo - spatial information and sustainable development in Africa : facing challenges of global changes, 26-30 October 2009, Kampala, Uganda. 1 p. Full text

Frigerio, S., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2009) Hazard and potential damage evaluation in a web - GIS as support for risk management : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11(2009) EGU2009-12206, EGU General Assembly 2009. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Razak, K.A., Straatsma, M.W., van Westen, C.J. and Malet, J.P. (2009) Mapping complex landslides under forest using small - footprint airborne LIDAR data : abstract + powerpoint. In: Map Asia 2009 : Proceedings of the 8th Annual Asian Conference & Exhibition on Geospatial Information, Technology and Applications, 18-20 August 2009, Singapore. GIS Development, 2009. 1 p. 82 slides. Full text | Full text

Quan Luna, B., van Westen, C.J., van Asch, Th.W.J., Remaitre, A., Malet, J.P. and Beguerria, S. (2009) Modeling the run - out and entrainment processes of rapid gravitational flows : comparison of modeling approaches : powerpoint. Presented at Mountain Risks Topic Workshop, 11-14 November 2009, Padova Italy. 45 slides. Full text

Sekhar, L.K., Quan Luna, B., Begueria Portugues, S. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Modelling the runout of a debris flow of the Western Ghats, Kerala, India : abstract + poster. In: European Geosciences Union General Assemby 19-24 April 2009, Vienna. Austria : Geophysical research abstracts, 11(2009)EGU2009-4276. 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Frigerio, S. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Open Source solutions for distance education course on spatial multi-hazard and risk assessment : the RISKCITY experience : powerpoint. Presented at Geology and Information Technology GIT2009, Commune di Cagli, Italy, 15-17 june 2009. 28 slides. Full text

Sekhar, L.K., van Beek, L.P.H. and van Westen, C.J. (2009) Root strengths of tropical plants : an investigation in the Westen Ghats of Kerala, India : abstract + poster. In: European Geosciences Union General Assemby 19-24 April 2009, Vienna. Austria : Geophysical research abstracts, 11(2009)EGU2009-13040. 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

Razak, K.A., Straatsma, M.W., van Westen, C.J. and Malet, J.P. (2009) Utilization of airborne LIDAR data for landslide mapping in forested terrain : status and challenges. Presented at the 10th South East Asian Survey Congress (SEASC) in conjunction with 16th UNGEGN Workshop – 16th ABLOS Business Meeting and 4th Indonesian Geoinformation Technology Exhibition, 04-07 August 2009, Bali, Indonesia. 10 p. Full text

Kniess, U., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2008) Analysis of a high resolution LIDAR DEM over two large landslides within glaciolacustrine clays, Trieves area, French Alps : poster. Presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 13-18 april 2008, Vienna, Austria. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2008) Application of remote sensing formountain risk assessment : keynote. In: Abstracts of the 2nd workshop : how can remote sensing contribute to global change research in mountain regions? : 13-14 March, 2008, Bolzano Bozen, Italy. Bolzano : EURAC Research, Institute for Applied Remote Sensing, 2008. p. 35. Full text

Sekhar, L.K., van Beek, L.P.H. and van Westen, C.J. (2008) Comparison of physically based models for debris flow initiation : a case study in the Tikovil river basin of the Westen Ghats of Kerala, India : abstract + powerpoint. Presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 13-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria. 1 p., 20 slides. Full text | Full text

Kumar Piya, B. and van Westen, C.J. (2008) Generation of geological database for liquefaction hazerd assessment in Kathmandu valley : powerpoint. Presented at the 33rd International Geological Congress, 6-14 August 2008, Oslo, Norway. 25 slides. Full text

Martha, T.R., Kerle, N., van Westen, C.J. and Kumar, K.V. (2008) High resolution DEM from Cartosat - 1 for landslide investigation in the Himalayan region, India : powerpoint. Presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 13-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria 14 slides. Full text

Castellanos Abella, E.A., van Westen, C.J., van Asch, Th.W.J., de Jong, S.M., Begueria, S. and Jetten, V.G. (2008) Integrating methods for investigating a historic landslide : Jagüeyes landslide case study, Cuba : powerpoint. Presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 13-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria 17 slides. Full text

Ghosh, S., van Westen, C.J., Carranza, E.J.M., Jetten, V.G. and Bhattacharyya, D.N. (2008) Knowledge guided selection of geofactors in quantitative landslide hazard assessment in the Darjeeling Himalayas, India : poster. Presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 13-18 april 2008, Vienna, Austria. Full text

Malet, J.P., Pena-Rincon, G.I., Maquaire, O., Hantz, D., van Westen, C.J. and Travelletti, J. (2008) Occurrence and susceptibility assessment of rock - block slides on clay - shale tectonized slopes : abstract. Presented at the 33rd International Geological Congress, 6-14 August 2008, Oslo, Norway. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Jimee, G.K., van Westen, C.J. and Botero Fernandez, V. (2008) Seismic vulnerability and capacity assessment: a case study of Lalitpur Sub - Metropolitan City, Nepal . Presented at The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 12-17 October 2008, Beijing, China. 7 p. Full text

Jaiswal, P., van Westen, C.J. and Jetten, V.G. (2008) Use of historic landslide inventories for hazard assessment along communication routes : poster. Presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, 13-18 april 2008, Vienna, Austria. Full text

Destegül, U., van Westen, C.J. and Slob, S. (2007) Sensitivity analysis of SHAKE based soil site response modelling. Presented at the 2007 annual New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering NZSEE conference, Palmerston North, 30 March - 1 April 2007. 10 p. Full text | Full text

Sekhar, L.K., van Westen, C.J., Lakhera, R.C., Sankar, G., van Beek, L.P.H., Alkema, D. and ... [et al.] (2006) Effect of vegetation on debris flow initiation : poster. Presented at the 2nd international symposium on Geo-Information for disaster management Gi4DM : remote sensing and GIS techniques for monitoring and prediction of disasters, 25-26 September, 2006, Goa, India. Full text

Champati Ray, P.K., Mahajan, A.K., Ranjan, R., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2006) Recent tectonics and seismic microzonation of Dehradun city, India : abstract. Presented at the ISPRS international symposium on : geospatial databases for sustainable development, Goa, India, 27-30 September 2006. 5 p. Full text

Katuri, A.K., Sharifi, M.A. and van Westen, C.J. (2006) Urban mapping and land use characterisation for risk assessment. Presented at the 2nd international symposium on Geo-Information for disaster management Gi4DM : remote sensing and GIS techniques for monitoring and prediction of disasters, 25-26 September, 2006, Goa, India. 7 p. Full text

Arifa Nabi, S., van Westen, C.J. and ... [et al.] (2005) Environment risk reporting and information system : a GIS based framework for managing industrial risks in India. Presented at WCDR 2005 World Conference on Disaster Reduction : focus on corporate sector role and responsibility, 16-18 November 2005, Mumbai, India. 17 p. Full text

van Westen, C.J. (2004) ITC research on natural hazard and risk assessment : the SLARIM project : powerpoint. In: CAS and ITC research workshop on remote sensing and application, 19-20 November 2004, Beijing, China. - [s.l.] : Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) ; Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 2004. 22 sheets. Full text

Woldai, T., van Westen, C.J. and Rengers, N. (2000) Application of radar to disaster management : abstract. In: Geology and sustainable development : challenges for the third millennium, abstract, 31st session of the International Geological congress, Rio de Janeiro, April 6-17, 2000 Brazil. 1 p.

van Westen, C.J. (1994) Disaster mapping in developing countries. In: Rampenkartografie : presented at the onderzoeksdag VI van de NVK held at the University of Utrecht 16 December 1994, pp. 13-21 (NVK publikatiereeks ; 14).

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