Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Written By David Alexander
Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Publsiher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release : 01 August 2014
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
  • Pages : 219 pages
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Download or read book entitled Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards by author: David Alexander which was release on 01 August 2014 and published by Elsevier Science Limited with total page 219 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. "Reducing risk that emerges from hazards of natural origin and societal vulnerability is a key challenge for the development of more resilient communities and the overall goal of sustainable development. Newest global assessment reports (GAR 2011, Welle et al. 2012; IPCC 2013) underscore that risk reduction and resilience building remains a key challenge for developing and developed countries alike particularly due to the increasing exposure of people and assets in high risk zones and the intensification of extreme events in the context of climate change (see e.g. IPCC 2013). It is increasingly recognized that natural hazard associated risk and threats to human security cannot be reduced by focusing solely on the hazards. Societies will have to live with changing environmental conditions and therefore need to build resilience by reducing vulnerabilities to natural hazards. Vulnerability assessment of natural hazards and climate change has emerged in the past decades as an important research field (see e.g., Maskrey, 1984; Chambers, 1989; Pelling, 1997; Cardona, 2001; Birkmann, 2006a/b; Adger, 2006; IPCC, 2007; Bohle, 2008; Bohle and Glade, 2008; Oxfam America, 2009, Birkmann 2013) bringing together scientists from different disciplines (Fuchs, 2009)"--

Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Author : David Alexander
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-08
  • Total pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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Summary : "Reducing risk that emerges from hazards of natural origin and societal vulnerability is a key challenge for the development of more resilient communities and the overall goal of sustainable development. Newest global assessment reports (GAR 2011, Welle et al. 2012; IPCC 2013) underscore that risk reduction and resilience building remains a key challenge ...

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 : 9780124105287
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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 ...

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 : 9780124105287
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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 ...

Natural Hazards and Disaster Management

Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
  • Author : R. B. Singh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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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

Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards
  • Author : Sven Fuchs,Thomas Thaler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-22
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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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 ...

Social Vulnerability to Disasters Second Edition

Social Vulnerability to Disasters  Second Edition
  • 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 : 9780124105287
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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 ...

Mapping Vulnerability

Mapping Vulnerability
  • Author : Greg Bankoff,Georg Frerks,Dorothea Hilhorst
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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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 ...

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards

Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards
  • Author : Jonathan Rougier,Steve Sparks,Lisa J. Hill
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-21
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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Summary : Assessment of risk and uncertainty is crucial for natural hazard risk management, facilitating risk communication and informing strategies to successfully mitigate our society's vulnerability to natural disasters. Written by some of the world's leading experts, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of risk and uncertainty assessment in natural hazards. It ...

Floods in a Megacity

Floods in a Megacity
  • Author : Ashraf Dewan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Total pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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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 ...

Macroeconomic Risk Management Against Natural Disasters

Macroeconomic Risk Management Against Natural Disasters
  • Author : Stefan Hochrainer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-12-14
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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Summary : Stefan Hochrainer develops a catastrophe risk management model. It illustrates which trade-offs and choices a country must make in managing economic risks due to natural disasters. Budgetary resources are allocated to pre-disaster risk management strategies to reduce the probability of financing gaps. The framework and model approach allows cross country ...

An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada

An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada
  • Author : David Etkin,C.E. Haque,Gregory R. Brooks
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2003-04-30
  • Total pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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Summary : The problems and issues of natural hazards and disasters, both globally and in Canada, are becoming increasingly important since the costs of extreme natural events have been escalating, and significant vulnerabilities exist in Canadian society. Without thoughtful and effective mitigation, these costs and human suffering are likely to continue to ...

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters
  • Author : P. A. Merriman,C. W. A. Browitt
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 591
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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Summary : It has been estimated that, as a result of natural disasters, during the 1970s and 1980s three million lives were lost worldwide, the number of disasters increased threefold, the economic losses per decade almost doubled and the insurance losses quadrupled. In the light of these figures, the United Nations proclaimed ...

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Benjamin Wisner
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 471
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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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....

Natural Hazard Uncertainty Assessment

Natural Hazard Uncertainty Assessment
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-05
  • Total pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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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 ...

Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards

Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards
  • Author : Gilbert F. White
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Total pages : 487
  • ISBN : 9780124105287
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Summary : Read online Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards written by Gilbert F. White, published by which was released on 1975. Download full Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....