Social vulnerability to river floods in Germany

Fekete, Alexander. Social vulnerability to river floods in Germany. University of Bonn, 2010.

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    Author Fekete, Alexander
    Title Social vulnerability to river floods in Germany
    Year 2010
    University University of Bonn
    Department Geography
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Pages 130
    Language eng
    Abstract

    Alexander Fekete examines in his dissertation how social vulnerability to river floods in Germany can be characterized and measured at sub-national scale. He focuses particularly on the question of how the abstract concept of social vulnerability can be operationalized in the context of flood risk in Germany and how respective indicators might help to identify different patterns of vulnerability.This dissertation also was conducted within the framework of the Disaster Information System for Large-Scale Flood Events Using Earth Observation (DISFLOOD) project, and the results are accessible in a web-based geographical disaster information system (Natural Disasters Networking Platform).

    Keyword Social vulnerability
    Floods
    Germany
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2010
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783939923480
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