Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Risk nexus: flood resilience cost and benefit analysis - the role of cost-benefit analysis and other decision-support tools
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/39561

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

Risk nexus: flood resilience cost and benefit analysis - the role of cost-benefit analysis and other decision-support tools

Source(s):  International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center (Risk Center)
Zurich Insurance Group Limited

Making the case for pre-event disaster risk reduction:

This study looks at ways to weigh the benefits of protecting against floods relative to the costs. Along with real-life examples, it explains why ‘intangibles’ like culture and social bonds must be included in any equation if protection efforts are to succeed.

The issue brief outlines three key findings that provide information for research, policy, and implementing decisions on reducing flood risk. The analysis provides a foundation for work under the Zurich flood resilience alliance, allowing it to integrate a decision-support toolbox for community activities focused on implementing flood risk reduction in different parts of the world. This publication is based on a white paper developed by two members of the alliance, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Wharton School’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Risk nexus: flood resilience cost and benefit analysis - the role of cost-benefit analysis and other decision-support tools
  • Publication date 2014
  • Author(s) Mechler, Reinhard; Czajkowski, Jeffrey; Kunreuther, Howard; Michel-Kerjan, Erwann; Botzen, Wouter; Keating, Adriana; McQuistan, Colin; Cooper, Nathan; O’Donnell, Ian
  • Number of pages 10 p.

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use

CONTRIBUTED BY: A PreventionWeb user