Strengthening climate-resilient development through adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and reconstruction after extreme events
Strengthening climate-resilient development through adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and reconstruction after extreme events
Editor(s): Jörn Birkmann, Viktor Rözer, Marvin Ravan, and Uwe Ulbrich

The effects of extreme weather events are linked to the complex interactions between natural forces, physical drivers, and societal factors. Accordingly, inclusive and effective mitigation and adaptation strategies to enhance climate resilience need to be based on a sound understanding and quantification of the drivers of climate change as well as changes in socio-economic characteristics. While acknowledging different roots of disciplinary paradigms, advanced methods and approaches are needed to capture multiple dimensions of vulnerability and resilience, including structural, ecological, socio-demographic, and institutional drivers.

This special issue aims to bring together interdisciplinary approaches in climate vulnerability, adaptation, and disaster resilience to inform planning and policy in a rapidly changing world. In particular, the volume will highlight the role of different assessment methods, tools, and frameworks to improve the understanding of social, economic, physical, and ecological resilience to the hazards of flooding and heat waves including compound events.

The special issue comprises papers of original research and perspectives on the following topic areas:

  • operationalized and applied resilience assessment frameworks, e.g. by using remote sensing, statistical data, climate information, and predictive models aiming to quantify disaster resilience;
  • lessons learned from previous disaster events as well as new methods and tools to strengthen climate-resilient development in reconstruction after extreme events (such as within the reconstruction of the Ahr Valley in Germany, which was hit by a major flood);
  • the role of socio-economic forces in capturing social vulnerability and determining adaptation options in spatial planning and urban development;
  • linkages between climate change projections and socio-demographic development to inform urban climate policies; and
  • tools and approaches for enhancing multi-sectoral cooperation, including decision-makers, practitioners, and the public in disaster recovery and resilience.

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03 Jul 2024
Risk reduction through managed retreat? Investigating enabling conditions and assessing resettlement effects on community resilience in Metro Manila
Hannes Lauer, Carmeli Marie C. Chaves, Evelyn Lorenzo, Sonia Islam, and Jörn Birkmann
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2243–2261, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-2243-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-2243-2024, 2024
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01 Jul 2024
How does perceived heat stress differ between urban forms and human vulnerability profiles? – case study Berlin
Nimra Iqbal, Marvin Ravan, Zina Mitraka, Joern Birkmann, Sue Grimmond, Denise Hertwig, Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Giorgos Somarakis, and Angela Wendnagel-Beck
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1907,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1907, 2024
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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27 Jun 2024
Assessment of coastal inundation triggered by multiple drivers in Ca Mau Peninsula, Vietnam
Hung Nghia Nguyen, Quan Quan Le, Dung Viet Nguyen, Tan Hong Cao, Toan Quang To, Hai Do Dac, Melissa Wood, and Ivan D. Haigh
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-107,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-107, 2024
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10 Jun 2024
It could have been much worse: spatial counterfactuals of the July 2021 flood in the Ahr valley, Germany
Sergiy Vorogushyn, Li Han, Heiko Apel, Viet Dung Nguyen, Björn Guse, Xiaoxiang Guan, Oldrich Rakovec, Husain Najafi, Luis Samaniego, and Bruno Merz
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-97,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-97, 2024
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06 Jun 2024
Mapping vulnerability to climate change for spatial planning in the region of Stuttgart
Joanna M. McMillan, Franziska Göttsche, Joern Birkmann, Rainer Kapp, Corinna Schmidt, Britta Weisser, and Ali Jamshed
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1407,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1407, 2024
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05 Jun 2024
Flood hazard mapping and disaster prevention recommendations based on detailed topographical analysis in Khovd City, Western Mongolia
Narangerel Serdyanjiv, Suzuki Yasuhiro, Hasegawa Tomonori, and Takaichi Yoshiyuki
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-91,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-91, 2024
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31 May 2024
Sensitive infrastructures and people with disabilities – Key issues when strengthening resilience in reconstruction
Alessa Truedinger, Joern Birkmann, Mark Fleischhauer, and Celso Ferreira
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1607,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1607, 2024
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24 Apr 2024
Turning regret into future disaster preparedness with no-regrets
Joy Ommer, Milan Kalas, Jessica Neumann, Sophie Blackburn, and Hannah L. Cloke
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1186,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1186, 2024
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19 Mar 2024
Always on My Mind: Indications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Those Affected by the 2021 Flood Event in the Ahr Valley, Germany
Marie-Luise Zenker, Philip Bubeck, and Annegret H. Thieken
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-725,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-725, 2024
Revised manuscript accepted for NHESS (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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19 Feb 2024
An Efficient Method to Simulate Wildfire Propagation Using Irregular Grids
Conor Hackett, Rafael de Andrade Moral, Gourav Mishra, Tim McCarthy, and Charles Markham
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-27,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-27, 2024
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 5 comments)
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25 Jan 2024
Individual Flood Risk Adaptation in Germany: Exploring the Role of Different Types of Flooding
Lisa Dillenardt and Annegret H. Thieken
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-162,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-162, 2024
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: final response, 6 comments)
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11 Jan 2024
Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis of Batukaras Village as a Tourism Village in Indonesia
Wiwin Windupranata, Muhammad Wahyu Al Ghifari, Candida Aulia De Silva Nusantara, Marsyanisa Shafa, Intan Hayatiningsih, Iyan Eka Mulia, and Alqinthara Nuraghnia
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2860,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2860, 2024
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