Consequence (as part of the flood risk assessment)

Definition

Consequence represents an impact such as:

  • economic,
  • social or
  • environmental

damage or improvement, and may be expressed:

  • quantitatively (e.g. monetary value, number of people / properties affected),
  • by category (e.g. High, Medium, Low) or
  • descriptively (degree of harm to an individual, such as injury, stress, etc.).

Consequence desribes the direct effect of an event, incident or accident. It is expressed as a health effect (e.g., death, injury, exposure), property loss, environmental effect, evacuation, or quantity spilled. Consequence can be expressed as:

Consequence = ExposureVulnerability

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Flood Risk Management
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TUHH

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