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An integrated approach for landslide hazard assessment: A case study of the Middle Dnieper Basin, Ukraine

Ivanik, O., Fonseca, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7654-6005, Shabatura, O. , Khomenko, R., Hadiatska, K. & Kravchenko, D. (2022). An integrated approach for landslide hazard assessment: A case study of the Middle Dnieper Basin, Ukraine. Journal of Water and Land Development, 52(I-III), pp. 81-86. doi: 10.24425/jwld.2021.139947


Ukraine is characterised by active natural hazards processes within different structural, tectonic and landscape zones. In Middle Dnieper basin region mass movement processes have great impact on people’s livelihoods and infrastructure. These processes occur on the slopes with different geological structure. The determining causes include lithologic and stratigraphic conditions, hydrogeological regime, structural and textural peculiarities of rocks and the geomorphology of the slopes. Landslide inventory database has been developed based on long-term observations of more than 400 landslides and landslide-prone areas. This paper takes efforts forward by combining different geological and geophysical methods to advance the current understanding of landslide phenomena and contributing towards a better informed assessment of landslide hazard and risk. The developed methodology is implemented in a test sites of Kyiv region, covering an area of 18.3 km2 situated in the Middle Dnieper basin. Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Self-Potential and Infrared Thermography techniques were employed to investigate the lithostratigraphic sequences, the geometry of landslide body and potential mass movement. The results presented here confirm the potential of using an integrated approach that combines different field data to better plan mitigation activities and measures for the effective land management. This study will be useful in increasing the safety aspects of the infrastructures and lives and also for planning of research and developmental activities.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022. The Authors. Published by Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and Institute of Technology and Life Sciences – National Research Institute (ITP – PIB). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Publisher Keywords: Dnieper River basin, Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), Infrared Thermography (IRT), landslide hazards
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Civil Engineering
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Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0.

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