Status: Complete

Each year during the rainy season, residesnts of slums and hillsides in Brazil are put on alert as landslides, floods, and outbreaks of leptospirosis occur. This multi-disciplinary project brought together geophysical, civil engineering, and meteorological data to study, classify, and monitor areas that pose a high risk of landslides in the Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil. Awareness and emergency preparedness training was conducted with local residesnts and geohazards detection systems were installed.