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Hawkesbury Nepean - Floodplain Management Strategy - Household Financial Flood Risk Investigation

This investigation aims to address the shortcoming in knowledge of the financial impact which flooding has on individual households. It goes beyond the concept of Average Annual Damages which is the usual measure used to quantify flood damage where average costs spread over the long-term are derived, usually for economic comparison and analysis. However, these are not related in any way to a household's ability to pay, or to the time taken to recover from such a financial loss.

The report provides objective projections of the financial impact of flooding on a variety of typical owner-occupier household types in the Hawkesbury Nepean Floodplain region. These financial projections enable the estimation of the maximum endurable flood that each particular household type can suffer before experiencing severe financial hardship, which provides a measure of that household's vulnerability to flooding.

The assessment of the maximum endurable Hood in each case forms the basis of the conclusions in this report, which also take account of the effect of other variables (including loss of employment, savings and the timing of the flood).

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Title Hawkesbury Nepean - Floodplain Management Strategy - Household Financial Flood Risk Investigation
Publication Date 1 May 2001
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA The Hills Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Sue Clarke / Leonie Tickle
Publish date 25 May 2020
Update date 25 May 2020
River Basin 212 - Hawkesbury
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 25 May 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 25 May 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 49f2ac3d-7a36-46fc-91fd-ddef1de0206c