Essays about: "Hazard and vulnerability analysis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 essays containing the words Hazard and vulnerability analysis.

  1. 1. A qualitative assessment of the effects of climate change on bridges

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Konstruktionsteknik; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknologi

    Author : Amina Arnautovic; [2020]
    Keywords : climate change; risk; bridges; qualitative assessment; klimatförändring; broar; kvalitativ bedömning; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Climate change is a fact and the potential climate change impacts on infrastructure are necessary to examine to ensure the safety and performance of societies. The evidence for climate change is overwhelming, the changes have been observed and the projected future based on models indicate further change. READ MORE

  2. 2. Informing preparedness planning: Applications of community-based vulnerability and capacity data in the Philippines

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Stefanie Eleanor Di Domenico; [2018]
    Keywords : Disaster risk reduction; preparedness; preparedness planning; community-based disaster preparedness; vulnerability; capacity; Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments VCAs ; the Philippines; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Disasters are not natural, but rather a combination of a natural hazard and its impact on vulnerable people and resources. Therefore, when engaging in disaster risk reduction and coming to an understanding of disaster risk, existing conditions within society should be understood. READ MORE

  3. 3. Social Vulnerability Indices and a Sub-municipal Index for Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Tobias Wagner; [2018]
    Keywords : Disaster risk reduction; preparedness; preparedness planning; disaster preparedness; vulnerability; social vulnerability; social vulnerability index; social vulnerability indicator; Sweden; Science General;

    Abstract : The goal of risk and vulnerability research is to reduce the harm done by disasters. A disaster is a combination of a natural hazard and a vulnerable society. Understanding vulnerability is vital to reduce disaster risk, or the potential of losses in property or life. READ MORE

  4. 4. Forecast-based Financing: Developing triggers for drought

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Toke Bengtsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Forecast-based Financing; FbF; drought; trigger; Science General;

    Abstract : Forecast-based Financing (FbF) is a rather new concept within the humanitarian world, which enables actors to act before a likely disaster, based on forecasts. In this study, two scoping studies and five interviews with FbF experts were conducted to find out how to develop useful triggers for drought. READ MORE

  5. 5. Combating Urban Hazard: A Qualitative Study of Disaster Preparedness in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Prapti Chowdhury; [2017]
    Keywords : Dhaka; Urban Hazard; Earthquake; Fire Hazard; Waterlogging; Disaster Risk Reduction Policy; Pressure Model; Release Model; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The research presents the disaster risk reduction landscape and identifies the urban hazard faced by residents in Dhaka. The aim is to analyze the concept of preparedness for vulnerability related to urban hazard by describing possible contemporary complications in both policies and practice. READ MORE