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 normal Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental platforms to weather switch and 8 traditional risks: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, woodland fires, drought, coastal erosion, and warmth waves.

This e-book is a crucial contribution to the sphere, clarifying phrases and investigating the character of vulnerability to risks mostly and in numerous particular eu contexts. furthermore, this ebook is helping increase knowing of vulnerability and provides thorough methodologies for investigating occasions during which humans and their environments are susceptible to dangers. With case stories taken from throughout Europe, the underlying theoretical body is transferrable to different geographical contexts, making the content material appropriate worldwide.

  • Provides a framework of concept and method designed to aid researchers and practitioners comprehend the phenomenon of vulnerability to average risks and mess ups and to weather change
  • Contains case reports that illustrate how one can practice the method in several how you can different risks in different settings (rural, city, coastal, mountain, and more)
  • Describes tips to validate the result of method software in numerous occasions and the way to reply to the wishes of various teams of stakeholders represented by means of the private and non-private sectors, civil society, researchers, and academics

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