Welcome to Infrastucture Connect


GeoscienceThis collaborative project between Scott Wilson, the University of Durham (UK) and seconded staff from government departments in Nepal and Bhutan has developed techniques that allow rapid landslide assessment for rural access planning and management. Fieldwork and analysis were carried out by local engineers and researchers. Local farmers, communities and engineers have participated in the project and have been actively involved through training and practical demonstrations. Outputs from the project are designed to be applied in the Himalayan region, but could be effectively applied in other mountain regions where landslides impact on both rural infrastructure and mountain communities.

About Infrastructure Connect


This website provides information about the work of DFID's Infrastructure and Urban Development Department (IUDD). Particularly in the IUDD subject areas of Energy, Geoscience, Healthcare, Transport, Urbanisation, and Water, it gives information regarding:

  • latest news and activities
  • newsletters and other publications
  • projects undertaken and associated success stories and best practices
  • useful links
  • About The Projects Database


    The searchable database includes all the projects included in the 2000 and 2001 Engineering Knowledge and Research Progress Reports. The 2002 Projects will be added before March 2003, with the pre 2000 projects at a later date. There is currently no data under research outputs, as this part of the database is currently under development.