Due to the diverse problems due to natural calamities in the Uttarakhand, India, an international symposium, “Tackling the Challenge of Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention,” held in Dehradun April 27–29, 2015.
Various experts from India and abroad attended the symposium, shared their experiences, and informed stakeholders of the available modern techniques used in slope stabilization. (For a list of symposium participants, see appendix A.) Finally, the symposium discussed a best practices road map for landslide studies and corrective measures for the state of Uttarakhand, current issues concerning landslide management, the various research institutions working on different aspects of geohazards in Uttarakhand, and those
institutions’ available technical know-how.