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Population Vulnerability Evaluation against Long-Term Floods Impacts

Pavel Šenovský
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2011, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 34-39
Doi: 10.35182/tses-2011-0007
The evaluation of the location vulnerability is one of the most complex problems we are facing when trying to protect the population safety. One of the areas of vulnerability evaluation, which has been mostly ignored in the past, is the assessment of the area from the point of view of the social structure of the population living there. For such purposes, SFVI (Social Flood Vulnerability Index) has been developed in Great Britain, capable of evaluation �tangible� damages caused by floods. This article evaluates the possibilities of using this index in the Czech Republic.
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