Flood Vulnerability and the Three Dimensions of Sustainability Philosophy: An Innovative Concept Design for Rapid Assessment

J. Wakeford, C. House, T. E. Butt, P. Paul, C. D. Beal

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Abstract

This paper proposes the concept design of a novel Localised Rapid Flood Vulnerability Index. This proposed index has been initially tested and applied to a specific locale in Somerset, UK. The early analysis demonstrates that flood vulnerability may be unique to an individual location, despite the flood risk being considered the same for identical adjacent properties. Interpretation of these findings should provide increases in understanding of the interaction between the socio-economic and natural environmental requirements and overall flood vulnerability at a localised level. This initial research demonstrates the need for a rapid and cost effective flood vulnerability assessment tool at the localised scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sustainability Science and Research
EditorsWalter Leal Filho
PublisherSpringer
Chapter47
Pages773-782
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319630076
ISBN (Print)9783319630069
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventWorld Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the 2030 United Nations (UN) Agenda for Sustainable Development - Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20177 Apr 2017
http://www.eauc.org.uk/shop/mms_single_event.php?event_id=5383

Publication series

NameHandbook of Sustainability Science and Research
ISSN (Print)2199-7373
ISSN (Electronic)2199-7381

Conference

ConferenceWorld Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period5/04/177/04/17
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