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Disaster community resilience assessment method: a consensus-based Delphi and AHP approach

Alshehri, Saud Ali, Rezgui, Yacine and Li, Haijiang 2015. Disaster community resilience assessment method: a consensus-based Delphi and AHP approach. Natural Hazards 78 (1) , pp. 395-416. 10.1007/s11069-015-1719-5

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Abstract

Several studies have highlighted the importance of community resilience in disaster management. The paper focuses on Saudi Arabia and proposes a ‘community resilience to disaster’ framework. The dimensions of the framework have been developed using the consensus-based Delphi technique. A weighting system for each dimension and criteria is proposed using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). Experts’ opinions were collected using pair-wise comparisons and then coded in AHP Expert Choice software to evaluate and give priorities to the possible outcomes of the process. The weighting system provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment tool to measure community resilience to disasters in Saudi Arabia and beyond. The findings emphasise the importance of a number of dimensions, including health and well-being (24.5 % of the total weight), governance (18 %), physical and environmental (17.4 %), economic (15.9 %), information and communication (14.3 %) and social (9.9 %).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 0921-030X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:02
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/72017

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