Rapid vulnerability assessment in Sri Lanka

Birkmann, Joern, Fernando, Nishara and Hettige, Siri (2007). Rapid vulnerability assessment in Sri Lanka. UNU-EHS SOURCE. UNU- EHS.

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    Author Birkmann, Joern
    Fernando, Nishara
    Hettige, Siri
    Title Rapid vulnerability assessment in Sri Lanka
    Series Title UNU-EHS SOURCE
    Volume/Issue No. 7
    Publication Date 2007
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Pages 88
    Language eng
    Abstract

    he study aims to define criteria and indicators to estimate and measure vulnerability at the local level to tsunamis in selected municipalities in Sri Lanka, as well as identifying various vulnerabilities, coping capacities and potential intervention tools. Moreover, the study focuses on the advantage and disadvantage of different techniques to measure vulnerability. In this context four different methodologies and data sources were analysed. These included for example remote sensing to estimate the vulnerability of the built environment and a questionnaire-based survey to assess major characteristics of the vulnerability of different social groups.

    Keyword Disaster management
    Reconstruction
    Sustainable development
    Coastal communities
    Sri Lanka
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2007
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18161154
    ISBN 9783939923046
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