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DEMA's model for risk and vulnerability analysis (the RVA Model)

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DEMA's model for risk and vulnerability analysis (the RVA Model) 

Risk and vulnerability analysis is an important first step in the comprehensive civil preparedness planning process. DEMA has therefore developed a generic scenario-based model for risk and vulnerability analysis (the RVA Model). The model is developed for government agencies with responsibilities for society’s critical functions.

The model consists of tables which make the user identify and evaluate threats, risks and vulnerabilities. The underlying focus is to formulate suggestions for countermeasures.

The RVA Model consists of four parts, which each come in a MS Word document.

  1. In Part 1, the purpose and scope of the analysis is defined.
  2. In Part 2, the scenarios are developed. The users generate their own scenarios based on what is most relevant to them.
  3. In Part 3, users are asked to assess the risks and vulnerabilities associated with each scenario.  Risks are assessed according to likelihood and consequences. Vulnerabilities are assessed according to existing capacities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the type of incident in the scenario.
  4. In Part 4, the analysed scenarios are presented graphically in a risk and vulnerability profile.

The model is accompanied by a user guide.

Last updated 2016-03-18 - 09:17