Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: A European by Jörn Birkmann,Stefan Kienberger,David Alexander

By Jörn Birkmann,Stefan Kienberger,David Alexander

Assessment of Vulnerability to usual Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental structures to weather switch and 8 usual dangers: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, woodland fires, drought, coastal erosion, and warmth waves.

This e-book is a vital contribution to the sector, clarifying phrases and investigating the character of vulnerability to risks typically and in quite a few particular eu contexts. moreover, this ebook is helping enhance realizing of vulnerability and offers thorough methodologies for investigating events within which humans and their environments are prone to risks. With case reports taken from throughout Europe, the underlying theoretical body is transferrable to different geographical contexts, making the content material appropriate worldwide.

  • Provides a framework of thought and method designed to aid researchers and practitioners comprehend the phenomenon of vulnerability to usual dangers and failures and to weather change
  • Contains case experiences that illustrate tips to follow the technique in several how you can varied dangers in various settings (rural, city, coastal, mountain, and more)
  • Describes tips on how to validate the result of method program in several occasions and the way to answer the wishes of various teams of stakeholders represented by way of the private and non-private sectors, civil society, researchers, and academics

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