Methodological framework for an integrated multi-scale vulnerability and resilience assessment

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Menoni, S., Costa, L., Galderisi, A., Margottini, C., Belvaux, M., Benenson, I., Karymbalis, E., Kidron, G., Kundak, S., Minucci, G., Parker, D., Sapountzaki, K. and Tapsell, S. 2011. Methodological framework for an integrated multi-scale vulnerability and resilience assessment. European Commission.
TypeProject report
TitleMethodological framework for an integrated multi-scale vulnerability and resilience assessment
AuthorsMenoni, S., Costa, L., Galderisi, A., Margottini, C., Belvaux, M., Benenson, I., Karymbalis, E., Kidron, G., Kundak, S., Minucci, G., Parker, D., Sapountzaki, K. and Tapsell, S.
Abstract

The deliverable illustrates the methodological framework to assess vulnerability and resilience across different temporal and spatial scales, acknowledging the different domains where the latter may manifest, and in particular in the natural and the built environment, allocating a large importance to the so called “critical infrastructures”, in social and economic systems. A set of four matrices has been developed to identify what aspects should be looked at before the impact, that is to say what shows the potential ability or inability to cope with an extreme; at the impact, addressing in particular the capacity (or incapacity) to sustain various types of stresses (in the form of acceleration, pressure, heat…); in the time immediately after the impact, as the ability (or inability) to suffer losses and still continue functioning; and in the longer term of recovery, as the capacity to find a new state of equilibrium in which the fragilities manifested during and after the impact are addressed.
Developing the framework, a particular attention has been paid to the relationships among systems within the same matrix and among matrices, across spatial and temporal scales. A set of matrices has been developed for different natural hazards, including in particular landslides and floods, trying to include as much as possible what past cases, the international literature and prior experience of involved partners have indicated as relevant parameters and factors to look at. In this regard, the project builds on the state of the art, embedding what has been learned until now in terms of response capacity to a variety of stresses and in the meantime identifying gaps to be addressed by future research.

KeywordsResilience Vulnerability Natural hazards Floods Earthquake Volcanic risk Wild fires
Research GroupFlood Hazard Research Centre
PublisherEuropean Commission
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Print30 May 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited27 May 2015
Output statusPublished
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This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
This report is a Deliverable the ENSURE Project (European Commission FP7 Contract n° 212045).

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This report is a Deliverable the ENSURE Project (European Commission FP7 Contract n° 212045). The project was financed by the European Commission by the Seventh Framework Programme Area “Environment” Activity 6.1 “Climate Change, Pollution and Risks”.
Deliverable 4.1 of the ENSURE EC FP7 Project
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

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