GeoHazards International

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California 94025, USA

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Our News

April 3, 2018

Aizawl, the most populous hill city in India, is stunningly beautiful--but it's dangerous for reasons you might not expect. I'd like you to meet a young geologist, Christopher Lalthazuala, who is working to make the city safer. Here's how.

Every year during monsoon season, at least a dozen landslides tear through Aizawl...

July 21, 2017

Every year during monsoon season, landslides destroy lives and buildings and roads in Aizawl, India. I am thrilled to announce a game changer.

Aizawl Municipal Council just adopted new regulations that will control how residents dig and build on the city's steep slopes.

This landslide occurred April 2017, after days of r...

March 13, 2017

Next month, Bill Holmes will again tuck his tall frame into a tiny airplane to work with engineers in Bhutan, a Himalayan country that is due for a very big earthquake. He’s one of the expert mentors we bring to communities that are fixing buildings before a disaster, and he’s always a hit.

“Bill has a big reach because...

November 17, 2016

I am excited to share with you some good news from communities where GeoHazards International is working. People are becoming safer from natural disasters. Donor gifts, which make up almost half of our annual budget, have opened the door to this progress. A few highlights:

  • Geologists and engineers in Aizawl, India a...

September 12, 2016

Our UC-Berkeley interns just finished fieldwork, miles of stair climbing included, in a dense city on steep ridges. Their task was to survey structural and landslide vulnerabilities at schools, and the experience was anything but textbook.

Aizawl, India is home to active earthquake faults,
frequent landslides, and mor...

July 12, 2014

If you ask GHI’s interns from University of California, Berkeley about what they did this summer, you may hear an earful of technical jargon, or you may see stunning photos of a city on the other side of the world. They traveled to Aizawl, India to conduct earth science and engineering research with GHI’s staff, local...

December 14, 2013

I am excited to share highlights of GeoHazards International’s work in 2013. From reducing landslide and earthquake risk in the Himalayas to developing tsunami evacuation parks in Indonesia—and more—we help communities avert catastrophes. GHI works with communities before disaster strikes, in order to save lives, reduc...

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