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Applying the Land Use Portfolio Model with Hazus to analyse risk from natural hazard events

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management

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DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2013.054381

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Abstract

This paper describes and demonstrates the integration of two geospatial decision-support systems for natural-hazard risk assessment and management. Hazus is a risk-assessment tool developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to identify risks and estimate the severity of risk from natural hazards. The Land Use Portfolio Model (LUPM) is a risk-management tool developed by the U.S. Geological Survey to evaluate plans or actions intended to reduce risk from natural hazards. We analysed three mitigation policies for one earthquake scenario in the San Francisco Bay area to demonstrate the added value of using Hazus and the LUPM together. The demonstration showed that Hazus loss estimates can be input to the LUPM to obtain estimates of losses avoided through mitigation, rates of return on mitigation investment, and measures of uncertainty. Together, they offer a more comprehensive approach to help with decisions for reducing risk from natural hazards.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Applying the Land Use Portfolio Model with Hazus to analyse risk from natural hazard events
Series title:
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
DOI:
10.1504/IJRAM.2013.054381
Volume
17
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Inderscience Publishers
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center
Description:
20 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
69
Last page:
88
Number of Pages:
20