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An index to determine vulnerability of communities in a coastal zone: a case study of Baler, Aurora, Philippines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22797853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A coastal community vulnerability index (CCVI) was constructed to evaluate the vulnerability of coastal communities (Buhangin, Pingit, Reserva, Sabang, and Zabali) in the municipality of Baler, Aurora, Philippines. This index was composed of weighted averages of seven vulnerability factors namely geographical, economic and livelihood, food security, environmental, policy and institutional, demographic, and capital good. Factor values were computed based on scores that described range of conditions that influence communities' susceptibility to hazard effects. Among the factors evaluated, economic and livelihood, policy and institutional and food security contributed to CCVI across communities. Only small variations on CCVI values (i.e., 0.47-0.53) were observed as factor values cancelled out one another during combination process. Overall, Sabang received the highest CCVI, which was contributed mainly by geographical and demographic factors. This technique to determine factors that influenced communities' vulnerability can provide information for local governments in enhancing policies on risk mitigation and adaptation.
Authors:
Pedcris M Orencio; Masahiko Fujii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ambio     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0044-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Ambio     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-17     Completed Date:  2013-04-01     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364220     Medline TA:  Ambio     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Environmental Policy
Food Supply
Philippines
Vulnerable Populations*
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