IVAVIA: Impact and Vulnerability Analysis of Vital Infrastructures and Built-Up Areas

  • Erich RomeEmail author
  • Oliver Ullrich
  • Daniel Lückerath
  • Rainer Worst
  • Jingquan Xie
  • Manfred Bogen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11260)


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.


Risk analysis Vulnerability assessment Climate change Critical infrastructure protection 



The authors thank their partners in the RESIN consortium for their valuable contributions during the development and test process. This paper is based in part upon work in the framework of the project “RESIN – Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures”. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 653522. The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors. It does not necessarily represent the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

We would like to thank Till Below (GIZ) and Stefan Schneiderbauer (Eurac) as representatives of the colleagues in their organizations who have created the “The Vulnerability Sourcebook” in 2014. We are also grateful for the repeated collaboration and exchanges between GIZ, Eurac and Fraunhofer since 2016, which contributed to shaping both the Sourcebook supplement and the IVAVIA Guideline document.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich Rome
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oliver Ullrich
    • 1
  • Daniel Lückerath
    • 1
  • Rainer Worst
    • 1
  • Jingquan Xie
    • 1
  • Manfred Bogen
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme, Schloss BirlinghovenSankt AugustinGermany

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