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United Kingdom (exc. Northern Ireland) - Social Flood Vulnerability Index (NFVI) - Sayers and Partners LLP

The Neighbourhood Flood Vulnerability Index (NFVI) provides insight into the social vulnerability of a neighbourhood should a flood occur. The NFVI combines the five characteristics of vulnerability, based upon twelve ‘vulnerability indicators. Each indicator is, in turn, based upon several supporting variables.

In the context of the NFVI, a ‘neighbourhood’ is defined by census geographies (i.e., Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) in England and Wales, Data Zones (DZ) in Scotland and Super Output Areas (SOA) in Northern Ireland). This represents a natural evolution of the previous analysis for England and Wales (Lindley et al., 2011) based on Middle Level Super Output Areas (MSOAs); a scale that can cover very heterogeneous socio-economic conditions and maintains the resolution of previous studies in Scotland (Kazmierczak et al., 2015) whilst also taking advantage of an improved understanding of the flood hazard and exposure.

The attached document details how the NFVI was calculated: Sayers at el 2017 - NFVI and Vulnerability Indicators

Reference Publication:

Sayers, P., Penning-Rowsell, E., Horritt, M. (2017). Flood vulnerability, risk and social disadvantage: Current and future patterns in the UK. Journal of Regional Environmental Change. DOI

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Author Oasis HUB Administrator
Maintainer Oasis HUB Administrator
Last Updated March 24, 2021, 10:17 (Etc/UTC)
Created January 25, 2021, 14:19 (Etc/UTC)
Origin Places United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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