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Scottish universities use WhatsApp to predict deadly landslides

Two Scottish universities are using WhatsApp to help predict deadly landslides in Colombia by training a local community to monitor how their hillside is shifting over time. The multi-skilled team, which includes planners, engineers, geologists and architects, have been teaching the local residents how to monitor water ingress, engineer emergency draining solutions and identify early warning signs of a landslide.
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