IVAVIA: Impact and Vulnerability Analysis of Vital Infrastructures and Built-Up Areas
This paper presents Impact and Vulnerability Analysis of Vital Infrastructures and Built-up Areas IVAVIA, a standardized process for the assessment of climate change-related risks and vulnerabilities in cities and urban environments. IVAVIA consists of seven modules aimed at supporting practitioners and end-users through the risk-based vulnerability assessment process, beginning with a systematic selection of hazards and drivers in their local context, and ending with a standardized presentation of the resulting outcomes to decision makers and stakeholders. IVAVIA offers a set of web-based software tools developed to support end-users executing the IVAVIA process. The paper includes a short summary of a risk-based vulnerability analysis undertaken in the context of the city of Bilbao, Spain.