Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Written By Jörn Birkmann
Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 12 June 2014
  • ISBN : 0124105483
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards written by Jörn Birkmann which was release on 12 June 2014, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental systems to climate change and eight natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires, drought, coastal erosion, and heat waves. This book is an important contribution to the field, clarifying terms and investigating the nature of vulnerability to hazards in general and in various specific European contexts. In addition, this book helps improve understanding of vulnerability and gives thorough methodologies for investigating situations in which people and their environments are vulnerable to hazards. With case studies taken from across Europe, the underlying theoretical frame is transferrable to other geographical contexts, making the content relevant worldwide. Provides a framework of theory and methodology designed to help researchers and practitioners understand the phenomenon of vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters and to climate change Contains case studies that illustrate how to apply the methodology in different ways to diverse hazards in varied settings (rural, urban, coastal, mountain, and more) Describes how to validate the results of methodology application in different situations and how to respond to the needs of diverse groups of stakeholders represented by the public and private sectors, civil society, researchers, and academics

Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Author : Jörn Birkmann,Stefan Kienberger,David Alexander
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-06-12
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental systems to climate change and eight natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires, drought, coastal erosion, and heat waves. This book is an important contribution to the field, clarifying terms and investigating the nature of vulnerability ...

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Natural Hazards
  • Author : José Simão Antunes Do Carmo
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-12-12
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : This book addresses different aspects of natural hazards and vulnerabilities, with a focus on prevention and protection. It consists of nine chapters, five on flood events addressing vulnerabilities, risk assessments, impacts, sensitivity analyses, and mitigation measures, two on climate change and reconstruction of natural hazard events such as avalanches and ...

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Author : Birkmann
  • Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Total pages : 524
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards presents a broad range of current approaches to measuring vulnerability. It provides a comprehensive overview of different concepts at the global, regional, national, and local levels, and explores various schools of thought. More than 40 distinguished academics and practitioners analyse quantitative and qualitative approaches, and examine ...

Natural Hazards Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Reduction

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  • Author : José Simão Antunes do Carmo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : This book addresses different aspects of natural hazards and vulnerabilities, with a focus on prevention and protection. It consists of nine chapters, five on flood events addressing vulnerabilities, risk assessments, impacts, sensitivity analyses, and mitigation measures, two on climate change and reconstruction of natural hazard events such as avalanches and ...

Social Vulnerability to Disasters Second Edition

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  • Author : Deborah S.K. Thomas,Brenda D. Phillips,William E. Lovekamp,Alice Fothergill
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-09
  • Total pages : 514
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : The 2010 Haiti and Chili earthquakes, the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan are but a few examples of recent catastrophic events that continue to reveal how social structure and roles produce extensive human suffering and differential impacts on individuals and ...

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Author : United Nations University
  • Publisher : United Nations Univ
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 524
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards. The tragic impacts of these events drew short-term attention from policy makers, the media and the general public, but their response was too late to prevent serious harm. Societies need ...

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  • Author : Greg Bankoff,Georg Frerks,Dorothea Hilhorst
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Raging floods, massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters, which cause loss of life and damage to personal property, agriculture, and infrastructure. So what can be done? The key to understanding the causes of disasters and mitigating their impacts ...

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Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
  • Author : R. B. Singh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : "Disaster management is a multidisciplinary area, covering a wide range of issues such as monitoring, forecasting, evacuation, search and rescue, relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation. It also requires multi-sectoral governance as scientists, planners, volunteers and communities all have important roles to play. These roles and activities span the pre-, during and ...

Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards

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  • Author : Sven Fuchs,Thomas Thaler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-22
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : In recent years there has been growing recognition that disaster risk cannot be reduced by focusing solely on physical hazards without considering factors that influence socio-economic impact. Vulnerability: the susceptibility to the damaging impacts of hazards, and resilience: the ability to recover, have become popular concepts in natural hazard and ...

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Floods in a Megacity
  • Author : Ashraf Dewan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Total pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Flooding is one of the most devastating natural hazards in the world. Available records suggest that both flood frequency and severity are on the rise and this is likely to worsen in the context of climate change. As population, infrastructure and poverty grow rapidly in developing countries, particularly in urban ...

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Benjamin Wisner
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 471
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : The new edition of At Risk confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters since it was first published and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed....

Managing Disaster Risk in Mexico

Managing Disaster Risk in Mexico
  • Author : Alcira Kreimer
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Total pages : 57
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Disaster Risk Management Series. Since 1980, Mexico has suffered from 79 disaster events. Over half of these disasters were weather related, such as hurricanes or flooding. One fourth of them were geology related, that is, volcanic eruptions, landslides, or earthquakes. The rest of them were instigated by humans in the form of ...

Disaster Risk Assessment for Project Preparation

Disaster Risk Assessment for Project Preparation
  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Total pages : 72
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Disasters pose a significant threat to the sustainability of development investments. From 2007 to 2016, disasters triggered by natural hazards caused average daily physical losses of $133 million in the developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank alone. This practical guide provides technical advice on disaster risk assessment to facilitate the consideration ...

Flood related health risk assessment a case study in Hoi An City Quang Nam province Vietnam

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  • Author : Trinh, Thi Giao Chi
  • Publisher : kassel university press GmbH
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Total pages : 154
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Flooding is one of the most frequent and severe disasters in Hoi An City. The analysis of flood events in Hoi An revealed the impacts of flooding on many aspects of human life in this area including severe health risk. However, through literature review, the research showed that few studies ...

Natural Hazard Uncertainty Assessment

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-05
  • Total pages : 375
  • ISBN : 0124105483
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Summary : Natural disasters cause suffering through the harm of people and infrastructure along with huge economic destruction. Risks from natural hazards are part of everyday life, whether it is from floods, storms, tsunami, landslides, severe weather or earthquakes. Awareness and understanding of risk and effective risk management is therefore necessary to ...