WIT Press


Decision Uncertainties In Natural Hazard Risk Management: Damage Potential

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK120241

Volume

44

Pages

12

Page Range

281 - 292

Published

2012

Size

812 kb

Author(s)

A. Zeidler, A. Huber, D. Hug & P. Dobesberger

Abstract

The infrastructure of energy production facilities is vulnerable to natural hazards, especially in Alpine environments. The determination of risk requires the knowledge of the probability of a natural hazard event and the associated intensity and the damage potential (vulnerability), which is site and object specific. Up to now a qualitative risk assessment was standard praxis in energy production facilities, but in the past years a quantitative risk analysis gained in importance, including the determination of uncertainties. In this paper we introduce a method on how to consider ranges of object values (€) and ranges in the damage susceptibility of different types of objects in risk calculation. Keywords: natural hazard, risk management, uncertainties, energy systems.

Keywords

Keywords: natural hazard, risk management, uncertainties, energy systems