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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-34
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-34

  29 Jan 2021

29 Jan 2021

Review status: a revised version of this preprint was accepted for the journal NHESS and is expected to appear here in due course.

Review article: A systematic review and future prospects of flood vulnerability indices

Luana Lavagnoli Moreira1, Mariana Madruga de Brito2, and Masato Kobiyama1 Luana Lavagnoli Moreira et al.
  • 1Institute of Hydraulic Research, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, 91501-970, Brazil
  • 2Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung, Leipzig, 04318, Germany

Abstract. This paper provides a state-of-art account on flood vulnerability indices, highlighting worldwide trends and future research directions. A total of 95 peer-reviewed articles published between 2002–2019 were systematically analyzed. An exponential rise in research effort is demonstrated, with 80 % of the articles being published since 2015. The majority of these studies (62.1 %) focused on the neighborhood followed by the city scale (14.7 %). Min-max normalization (30.5 %), equal weighting (24.2 %), and linear aggregation (80.0 %) were the most common methods. With regard to the indicators used, a focus was given to socio-economic aspects (e.g. population density, illiteracy rate, gender), whilst components associated with the citizen's coping and adaptive capacity were slightly covered. Gaps in current research include a lack of sensitivity and uncertainty analyzes (present in only 9.5 % and 3.2 % of papers, respectively); inadequate or inexistent validation of the results (present in 13.7 % of the studies); lack of transparency regarding the rationale for weighting and indicator selection; and use of static approaches, disregarding temporal dynamics. We discuss the challenges associated with these findings for the assessment of flood vulnerability and provide a research agenda for attending to these gaps.

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Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Luana Moreira, 08 Apr 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Joshua Ntajal, 20 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Luana Moreira, 09 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Luana Moreira, 09 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Anonymous Referee #3, 31 Mar 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Luana Moreira, 09 Apr 2021

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Luana Moreira, 08 Apr 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Joshua Ntajal, 20 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Luana Moreira, 09 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Luana Moreira, 09 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on nhess-2021-34', Anonymous Referee #3, 31 Mar 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Luana Moreira, 09 Apr 2021

Luana Lavagnoli Moreira et al.

Luana Lavagnoli Moreira et al.

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