Flood Vulnerability Assessment

Definition

Analysis of the vulnerability of the section of the society exposed to flooding will show why and to what extent they are affected. It may be attributable to the social factors

  • poverty,
  • livelihoods,
  • gender,
  • weaker social groups,
  • minority and
  • ethnic groups

and the attributing vulnerability conditions

  • physical,
  • constitutional and
  • motivational

of the flood plain occupants. A demographic analysis based on surveys may be required for the purpose. A close involvement of the communities in these assessments along with the experts would give credence to such studies.


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Module
Flood risk mapping
Source

TUHH

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