Integrated Catastrophe Risk Modeling

Supporting Policy Processes

  • Aniello Amendola
  • Tatiana Ermolieva
  • Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
  • Reinhard Mechler

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Integrated Modeling for Informing Risk Management Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aniello Amendola, Tatiana Ermolieva, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Reinhard Mechler
      Pages 3-12
    3. Keith L. Compton, Tatiana Ermolieva, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Aniello Amendola, Rudolf Faber, Hans-Peter Nachtnebel
      Pages 13-28
    4. Tatiana Ermolieva, Yuri Ermoliev
      Pages 29-52
    5. Karin Hansson, Mats Danielson, Love Ekenberg, Joost Buurman
      Pages 53-72
    6. Tatiana Ermolieva, Yuri Ermoliev, Michael Obersteiner, Marek Makowski, Günther Fischer
      Pages 73-92
  3. Disasters and Growth: Modeling and Managing Country-Wide Catastrophe Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Yuri Ermoliev, Tatiana Ermolieva
      Pages 103-117
    3. Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Reinhard Mechler, Georg Pflug
      Pages 119-143
    4. Reinhard Mechler, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Kazuyoshi Nakano
      Pages 145-168
  4. Tisza River Basin in Hungary:Flood Risk Management, Multi-Stakeholder Processes and Conflict Resolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Anna Vári, Zoltan Ferencz, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler
      Pages 181-198
    3. Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Anna Vári, Lisa Brouwers
      Pages 199-216
    4. Yuri Ermoliev, Tatiana Ermolieva, Istvan Galambos
      Pages 245-262
    5. Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Georg Pflug, Nicola Lugeri
      Pages 263-279
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


Efficient and equitable policies for managing disaster risks and adapting to global environmental change are critically dependent on development of robust options supported by integrated modeling.

The book is based on research and state-of-the art models developed at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) and within its cooperation network. It addresses the methodological complexities of assessing disaster risks, which call for stochastic simulation, optimization methods and economic modeling. Furthermore, it describes policy frameworks for integrated disaster risk management, including stakeholder participation facilitated by user-interactive decision-support tools.

Applications and results are presented for a number of case studies at different problem scales and in different socio-economic contexts, and their implications for loss sharing policies and economic development are discussed. Among others, the book presents studies for insurance policies for earthquakes in the Tuscany region in Italy and flood risk in the Tisza river basin in Hungary. Further, it investigates the economic impact of natural disasters on development and possible financial coping strategies; and applications are shown for selected South Asian countries.

The book is addressed both to researchers and to organizations involved with catastrophe risk management and risk mitigation policies.


Catastrophe risk modelling Disaster risk management Natural disasters Natural hazards Risk insurance Risk policy Risk sharing Uncertainty tropical storm damage

Editors and affiliations

  • Aniello Amendola
    • 1
  • Tatiana Ermolieva
    • 2
  • Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
    • 3
  • Reinhard Mechler
    • 4
  1. 1.Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), RPV ProgramInternational Institute forLaxenburgAustria
  2. 2.Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Ecosystems Services and Management ProgrInternational Institute forLaxenburgAustria
  3. 3., RPV ProgramInternational Institute for Applied SystLaxenburgAustria
  4. 4.Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), RPV ProgramInternational Institute forLaxenburgAustria

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