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Applying the Flood Vulnerability Index as a Knowledge base for flood risk assessment

Author: Balica, S-F.
Promotor: Wright, N.G. · Mynett, A.E.
Type:Dissertation
Date:2012-06-06
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema
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ISBN: 9780415641579
Keywords: Floods · vulnerability to floods · risk · physically based models · vulnerability indices · flood exposure · flood susceptibility · flood resilience · parametric approach · spatial scales
Rights: (c) 2012 Balica, S-F.

Abstract

Floods are one of the most common and widely distributed natural risks to life and property worldwide. An important part of modern flood risk management is to evaluate vulnerability to floods. This evaluation can be done only by using a parametric approach. Worldwide there is a need to enhance our understanding of vulnerability and to also develop methodologies and tools to assess vulnerability. One of the most important goals of assessing flood vulnerability is to create a readily understandable link between the theoretical concepts of flood vulnerability and the day-to-day decision-making process and to encapsulate this link in an easily accessible tool.

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