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Towards an Integrated Flood Vulnerability Index – A Flood Vulnerability Assessment

Sebald, Christoph (2010) Towards an Integrated Flood Vulnerability Index – A Flood Vulnerability Assessment.

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Abstract:Disadvantageous flood plain management makes people living on floodplains more vulnerable to floods. Continuous improvements and changes, investigative and managerial practices, namely the planning instances of city institutions, need to be equipped with easy to use and financially affordable tools to analyse and measure their vulnerability to flood risks. Because changes in the environment are occurring in the form of more severe weather extremes globally, it becomes more important to monitor and investigate the all processes on a local scale where people are affected the most of these hazardous events like floods. In order to steer against probable damage caused by such an event like a flood, it remains important to develop the next generation of flood analysis tools and systems in the face of a probable increase of floods under changing climate conditions. Therefore, it should be apparent that the development of an easy to use tool is most beneficial for communal management departments, to enable these so that they can also conduct flood risk and vulnerability assessments for means of developmental planning and hazard mitigation measures. Hence, the Integrated Flood Vulnerability Index - Tool (IFVI) is developed and the progress described step by steps throughout this thesis. Key words: Vulnerability, Index, Analysis, Flood Risk, Assessment, Decision Support Tool
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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