Social Vulnerability as a Factor in Flood Preparedness

  • Jarosław DziałekEmail author
  • Wojciech Biernacki
  • Roman Konieczny
  • Łukasz Fiedeń
  • Paweł Franczak
  • Karolina Grzeszna
  • Karolina Listwan-Franczak
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)


The degree of flood preparedness comes not just from the perception of the flood risk among inhabitants of areas at risk but is also influenced by social and economic determinants referred to as social vulnerability. Indeed, the mere awareness of a potential natural disaster does not always mean that protective steps are taken due to various limitations, e.g. insufficient knowledge on how to prepare, lack of financial resources or health problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarosław Działek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wojciech Biernacki
    • 2
  • Roman Konieczny
    • 3
  • Łukasz Fiedeń
    • 1
  • Paweł Franczak
    • 1
  • Karolina Grzeszna
    • 4
  • Karolina Listwan-Franczak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Faculty of Geography and GeologyJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Tourism and LeisureUniversity of Physical Education in KrakowKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Meteorology and Water ManagementNational Research InstituteKrakówPoland
  4. 4.Independent ResearcherKrakówPoland

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