Articles | Volume 23, issue 4
Research article
04 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2023

Design and application of a multi-hazard risk rapid assessment questionnaire for hill communities in the Indian Himalayan region

Shivani Chouhan and Mahua Mukherjee

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The Himalayas are prone to multi-hazards. To minimise loss, proper planning and execution are necessary. Data collection is the basis of any risk assessment process. This enhanced survey form is easy to understand and pictorial and identifies high-risk components of any building (structural and non-structural) surrounded by multi-hazards. Its results can help to utilise the budget in a prioritised way. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities) analysis has been performed.
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