Day_29 : Human Vulnerability Index

I am developing the Human Vulnerability Index.

If you have some ideas about this issue, pls let me know.

The HVI is originally developed when I was doing research on the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami(GEJET) disaster in 2011. I needed to compare the disaster impact by municipality not only the 2011 tsunami, but also 1896, 1933, and 1960 tsunamis. However, it was difficult to compare because geographical and population sizes are different by a municipality. So the HVI was developed. A Member from JAEE thankfully recognized this for the applications.

The followings are just some part, I will disclose the detail in the paper and post the link here in the near future.

1. The HVI can be applied to compare the municipalities not only for the GEJET disaster but also with the historical tsunami events and clarify the historical trends.

2. The recurrent HVI was calculated by a ridge regression analysis using the evacuation related factors which this paper estimated based on some theories such as the PAR model.

3. The HVI was also applied for international cases, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and 2005 Hurricane Katrina.

The HVI related paper was published with Dr.Yozo Goto.

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