A dynamic assessment tool for exploring and communicating vulnerability to floods and climate change


General Information:

Author: Giupponi, C. et al.

Year of publication: 2013

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Format of assessment: Scientific article

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Scientists and local actors

Institutional scale of use: National

Assesment to be used by which target audience: State level decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Science

Applied in practice: Partly

Geographic coverage in analysis: Asia

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Water sector, Biodiversity

Details: Integrated Water Resources Management, Natural Resources Management

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Participative modelling: In order to create a shared understanding of the system, local actors and researchers develop a list of issues and corresponding indicators. Local actors furthermore also identify relevant subdomains, strategies and help in assessing the aggregation weight. Together with a conceptual model of vulnerability based on AR4, an operational model is developed which enables scenario analysis.

Risk framework used: AR4

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: Secondary data is collected corresponding to the selected indicators

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Local authorities identify local issues of relevance for analysis and researchers propose a set of indicators to evaluate these. Attribution of values to indicators is based on available data

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Is not explicitly stated but incorporated through community involvment and aggregation

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks

Details: Vulnerability assessment

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Yes


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

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