vulnerability assessments

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Synonyms: vulnerability analysis, evaluación de vulnerabilidad, estimación de vulnerabilidad, análise de vulnerabilidade, evaluaci�n de vulnerabilidad, estimaci�n de vulnerabilidad, an�lise de vulnerabilidade, analyse de la vuln�rabilit� edit delete, analyse de la vulnérabilité edit delete

A vulnerability assessment is the process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing (or ranking) the vulnerabilities in a system. Examples of systems for which vulnerability assessments are performed include, but are not limited to, information technology systems, energy supply systems, water supply systems, transportation systems, and communication systems. Such assessments may be conducted on behalf of a range of different organizations, from small businesses up to large regional infrastructures. Vulnerability from the perspective of disaster management means assessing the threats from potential hazards to the population and to infrastructure. It may be conducted in the political, social, economic or environmental fields. (Wikipedia)

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Broader terms:
disaster risk reductionDenotes both a policy goal or objective, and the strategic and instrumental measures employed for anticipating future disaster risk; reducing existing exposure, hazard, or vulnerability; and improving resilience (IPCC-SREX, 2014).Reduction of the likelihood over a specified time period of severe ..., climate risk managementRisk. A characteristic of a system or decision where the probabilities that certain states or outcomes have occurred or may occur are precisely known. Risk is a combination of the chance or probability of an event occurring, and the impact or consequence associated with that event. Decisions ...

Narrower terms:
vulnerability index, water stress index

Linked data frontend for vulnerability assessments.

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