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Resilience and vulnerability: Complementary or conflicting concepts?
Resilience and vulnerability represent two related yet different approaches to understanding the response of systems and actors to change; to shocks and surprises, as well as slow creeping changes.… Expand
Determinants of risk: Exposure and vulnerability
Many climate change adaptation efforts aim to address the implications of potential changes in the frequency, intensity, and duration of weather and climate events that affect the risk of extreme… Expand
Reducing hazard vulnerability: towards a common approach between disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation.
- F. Thomalla, T. Downing, E. Spanger-Siegfried, Guoyi Han, J. Rockström
- Engineering, Medicine
- 1 March 2006
Over the past few decades, four distinct and largely independent research and policy communities--disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, environmental management and poverty… Expand
Coping with Multiple Stresses in Rural South Africa
In this paper, we aim to investigate how local communities cope with and adapt to multiple stresses in rural semiarid South Africa. In semiarid regions water scarcity is one of a number of stresses… Expand
Beach response to shore-parallel breakwaters at Sea Palling, Norfolk, UK
Abstract The effects of four offshore breakwaters built between 1993 and 1995 at Sea Palling, Norfolk, UK, on beach morphology are discussed. The structures were built during the first phase of a… Expand
Storm Tides, Coastal Erosion and Inundation
"We all knew that a cyclone was coming": disaster preparedness and the cyclone of 1999 in Orissa, India.
Imagine that a cyclone is coming, but that those living in the affected areas do nothing or too little to protect themselves. This is precisely what happened in the coastal state of Orissa, India.… Expand
Procedural vulnerability : understanding environmental change in a remote indigenous community
The challenge of reaching common understanding of the processes and significance of environmental change amounts to a procedural vulnerability in climate change research that hinders successfully… Expand
Strategies for building resilience to hazards in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems: The role of public private partnerships
- Åse Johannessen, A. Rosemarin, F. Thomalla, Åsa Gerger Swartling, T. A. Stenström, G. Vulturius
- 1 December 2014
The aim of this paper is to enhance understanding of how the resilience of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems to hazards can be improved. In turn, this aims to inform different strategies… Expand
Building resilience to natural hazards in Indonesia: progress and challenges in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action
- R. Djalante, F. Thomalla, Muhammad Sabaruddin Sinapoy, M. Carnegie
- Natural Hazards
- 21 February 2012
Over the last 50 years, the cost of natural disasters has increased globally and in Indonesia (EM-DAT 2012). We therefore need more systematic efforts in trying to reduce disaster risks. In 2005, the… Expand