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Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Towards Disaster Resilient Societies

by Jorn Birkmann

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Published by United Nations University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emergency services,
  • Social impact of disasters,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Development - Economic Development,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Insurance - Risk Assessment & Management,
  • Natural disaster warning systems,
  • Natural disasters

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9128228M
    ISBN 109280811355
    ISBN 109789280811353

    typical economic measures to consider social vulnerability and susceptibility to natural hazards, and to include vulnerability to climate change. This provides a more holistic perspective on vulnerability while maintaining strong strategic alignment with the development priorities in 1 A Policy Blueprint for Caribbean Economies. Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards presents a broad range of current approaches to measuring vulnerability and contains concrete experiences and examples from the Americas and Europe to illustrate the theoretical analyses. This book is a unique compilation of state-of-the-art vulnerability assessment and is essential reading for.

    Resilience is understood to be the more encompassing term. Risk seen as a function of hazard, vulnerability, exposure and resilience, while the mathematical relationship between the variables is unknown Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Natural disasters. Natural disaster warning systems. Vulnerability to natural hazards is thus the potential to be harmed by natural hazards. Some people and places are more vulnerable to certain hazards than other people and places. While any one extreme event may be unusual, there are broad trends in natural hazards. These trends are due to characteristics of both natural systems and human systems.

    Other reviews of vulnerability have come to different conclusions on intellectual traditions. Cutter () and Cutter et al. (), for example, classify research into first, vulnerability as exposure (conditions that make people or places vulnerable to hazard), second, vulnerability as social condition (measure of resilience to hazards), and third, ‘the integration of potential exposures. Multi-risk and vulnerability assessment of Europe's regions / Stefan Greiving --The evolution of the Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) / Susan L. Cutter and Daniel P. Morath --Disaster vulnerability assessment: the Tanzania experience / Robert B. Kiunsi and Meshack V. Minoris --Assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.


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