Chapter 40. Piping Hazard on Collapsible and Dispersive Soils in Europe

  1. John Boardman2 and
  2. Jean Poesen3
  1. Hazel Faulkner

Published Online: 19 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470859202.ch40

Soil Erosion in Europe

Soil Erosion in Europe

How to Cite

Faulkner, H. (2006) Piping Hazard on Collapsible and Dispersive Soils in Europe, in Soil Erosion in Europe (eds J. Boardman and J. Poesen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470859202.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK

  2. 3

    Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, GEO-Institute, Celestijnenlaan 200 E, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University, Enfield Campus, Queensway, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 4SA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470859100

Online ISBN: 9780470859209



  • European piping erosion;
  • collapsible soil gully erosion piping;
  • pipe development;
  • runoff generation and sediment entrainment;
  • seepage erosion or ‘sapping’;
  • wash-dominant – or shallow pipe scenario;
  • badlands and environmental management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of Piping in Europe

  • Pipe Development

  • Morphological Character of Pipe-Origin Landscapes in Europe

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References