MODUS aims to characterize the landslide processes affecting the city of Bukavu, in DR Congo. This city is situated on the southern shore of Lake Kivu in the western branch of the East African Rift. The city of Bukavu counts currently ~800 000 inhabitants but is characterized by a rapid uncontrolled expansion. The continuously moving landslides are there responsible for a continuous degradation and destruction of houses, buildings and roads, but also of the water networks and sewerage infrastructures in several districts of the town.     

A map of RESIST study area, with Bukavu in the centre: