LUPM- The Land Use Portfolio Model

Overview

The Land Use Portfolio Model (LUPM) is a tool for modeling, mapping, and communicating risk. It is designed to help public agencies and communities understand and reduce their vulnerability to, and risk of, natural hazards. The LUPM is adapted from financial-portfolio theory, a method for evaluating alternative, regional-scale investment possibilities on the basis of their estimated distributions of risk and return. Financial-portfolio theory can be linked with natural-hazard, land use, mitigation and emergency preparedness information to estimate risk to a community from natural disasters at the regional scale and to identify cost-effective pre-disaster risk-reduction policies.

What Is It?

Decision support tool

How Do I Get It?

Website: http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/science/lupm.html

Contact Information

Developer: Western Region Geography

Email: ldinitz@usgs.gov