Use this tool to determine if communities are living in contexts or conditions that are susceptible to various hazards. This tool can be used as part of the risk-informed development planning process.
Certain conditions and contexts can cause specific hazards. Look for these conditions to determine if the community concerned is prone to the hazards corresponding to these conditions.
Two tables are provided in the downloadable document:
- Table 1 shows hazards that are either natural or triggered by climate change
- Table 2 shows hazards that are triggered by human activity
The list of hazards is illustrative and not exhaustive.
The geographic determinants of susceptibility to hazards could be mapped or located with reference the settlement.
Local indicators of susceptibility to hazards may be related to people, place, physical factors, and systems.