of first ISDR Prevention Series publication, Usoi Landslide Dam and
Lake Sarez, An Assessment of Hazard and Risk in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan
The ISDR Secretariat
launched the report Usoi Landslide Dam and Lake Sarez, An Assessment
of Hazard and Risk in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan, the first
publication in a new Prevention Series established by the
Secretariat for ISDR.
The report is the
result of an assessment mission organised by the Secretariat for ISDR
in conjunction with OCHA, UNDP, UNEP, the World Bank, the CIS Interstate
Council for Emergency Situations, Focus Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
and the US Geological Survey. Lake Sarez was formed after an earthquake
created a natural dam (the Usoi Dam) in 1911. The resistance of the dam
is at stake. More information on the publication can be obtained from
the UN Secretariat for ISDR.
This publication is
available only in English, please contact the ISDR Secretariat.