Klima und Umwelt, Regionen

Climate change vulnerability in cities – the case of Hamburg

10.09.2015 | HWWI Research Paper | von Julia Rose, Christina Benita Wilke
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The vulnerability index presented in this paper is a tool to measure the vulnerability of
different city areas related to flooding. The index is applied to the boroughs of the City
of Hamburg. The city faces three different kinds of flood risks: storm surges, inland
flooding and heavy rainfall. The presented index provides a basis for decision making
about where to support or initiate appropriate adaptation measures. It is based on data
from official statistics. Thus, it can easily be transferred to other regions and additional
information can easily be added.