Session 109 The Physical Profile A collective examination of: –Geography and Climate –Infrastructure –Populations
Session 1010 The Social Profile Measures the following factors that increase or decrease a population’s propensity to incur harm or damage as result of a specific hazard. –Individual –Societal –Political –Cultural
Session 1011 The Environmental Profile The health and welfare of the natural environment within the area of study that either contributes to or reduces the propensity of the affected population to incur the consequences of disasters
Session 1012 Economic Profile Financial means of individuals, towns, cities, communities, or whole countries to protect themselves from the effects of disasters
Session 1013 Gross Domestic Product $2 Billion in Damages from a disaster Honduras = 38% of GDP Japan = <0.1% of GDP
Session 1014 Other Vulnerability Factors Urbanization Rural Livelihoods
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