New book has systems perspective

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) Program researchers edited a comprehensive multi-authored book on “Integrated Catastrophe Risk Modelling” which is an outcome of research on catastrophic risk carried out by RPV scientists and their network of collaborators.

Integrated Risk Catastrophe Modeling

Integrated Risk Catastrophe Modeling

The book [1] advances the analysis of risk management policy and its implementation; it demonstrates the application of novel techniques, including integrated catastrophe models, to aid policy decisions on contemporary disaster risk issues.

The authors take a “systems” approach, which emphasizes integration across natural and social systems. Models are applied that take account of the intensity and frequency of natural phenomena. These aspects are studied in combination with the exposure and vulnerability of social and economic systems, and the whole study takes into account the many and competing world views of stakeholders and policymakers.

The uniqueness of this book lies in its usefulness to real world policies on catastrophe risk management and in the novelty of the approaches used for this purpose. 


[1] Amendola A, Ermolieva T, Linnerooth-Bayer J, & Mechler R (Eds) (2013). Integrated Catastrophe Risk Modeling. Springer.

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