GI Forum 2016: open:spatial:interfaces

Wannewitz, Sabrina, Hagenlocher, Michael and Garschagen, Matthias ed. GI Forum 2016: open:spatial:interfaces 2016/07/05-08 Salzburg. Salzburg: University of Salzburg, 2016.

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    Author Wannewitz, Sabrina
    Hagenlocher, Michael
    Garschagen, Matthias
    Event series GI Forum
    Title of Event GI Forum 2016: open:spatial:interfaces
    Date of Event 2016/07/05-08
    Place of Event Salzburg
    Organizer University of Salzburg
    GIScience Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Salzburg
    Publisher University of Salzburg
    Pages 8
    Language eng
    Abstract Disasters in relation to natural hazards continue to have a heavy toll on humans, ecosystems and economies. They therefore undermine efforts for sustainable development, particularly in transitional countries. The Philippines is amongst the most disaster-prone countries on the globe, due to its high exposure to natural hazards and considerable societal vulnerabilities. While a number of global risk assessments have helped to identify risk hotspots at the level of individual countries, sub-national and local risk assessments for informing disaster risk management on the ground are often lacking. To address this gap, we provide a down-scaled risk assessment, at the municipality level, for the Philippines. In the interests of coherency and scale hierarchy, we draw on the modular approach used in the World Risk Index, considering hazard exposure, susceptibility, lack of short-term coping capacity, and lack of long-term adaptive capacity. The paper aims not only to present the results but also to debate key methodological questions behind the development of sub-national multi-hazard risk indices. The outlook looks at the applicability, from the end-user’s perspective, of this level of risk assessment for decision-making at local and national levels.
    Keyword Disaster Risk
    The Philippines
    Copyright Holder Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9783700179887
    DOI 10.1553/giscience2016_01_s13 3
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