Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Integrated Catastrophe Risk Modeling

Supporting Policy Processes

Editors: Amendola, A., Ermolieva, T., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Mechler, R. (Eds.)

  • Wide spectrum of integrated modelling for policy relevant case studies
  • In depth discussion of model complexity and institutional framework
  • Linking disaster modelling with stake holders participation process
  • Synergies of disaster risk management with adaptation to climate change
  • Discussion of efficiency and equity aspects of disaster risk management
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About this book

Efficient and equitable policies for managing disaster risks and adapting to global environmental change are critically dependent on development of robust options supported by integrated modeling.

The book is based on research and state-of-the art models developed at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) and within its cooperation network. It addresses the methodological complexities of assessing disaster risks, which call for stochastic simulation, optimization methods and economic modeling. Furthermore, it describes policy frameworks for integrated disaster risk management, including stakeholder participation facilitated by user-interactive decision-support tools.

Applications and results are presented for a number of case studies at different problem scales and in different socio-economic contexts, and their implications for loss sharing policies and economic development are discussed. Among others, the book presents studies for insurance policies for earthquakes in the Tuscany region in Italy and flood risk in the Tisza river basin in Hungary. Further, it investigates the economic impact of natural disasters on development and possible financial coping strategies; and applications are shown for selected South Asian countries.

The book is addressed both to researchers and to organizations involved with catastrophe risk management and risk mitigation policies.

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“This edited volume provides an introduction to the research and to several case studies that have emerged from that work. … This volume would be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the practical modeling of natural hazards and catastrophic risks.” (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, October, 2013)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Catastrophe Models for Informing Risk Management Policy: An Introduction

    Amendola, Aniello (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Modeling Risk and Uncertainty: Managing Flash Flood Risk in Vienna

    Compton, Keith L. (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Modeling Catastrophe Risk for Designing Insurance Systems

    Ermolieva, Tatiana (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Flood Risk Management

    Hansson, Karin (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

  • Dams and Catastrophe Risk: Discounting in Long Term Planning

    Ermolieva, Tatiana (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrated Catastrophe Risk Modeling
Book Subtitle
Supporting Policy Processes
Editors
  • Aniello Amendola
  • Tatiana Ermolieva
  • Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
  • Reinhard Mechler
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2226-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2226-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2225-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8498-6
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
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