The issues of vulnerable communities, and their perception of their exposure to natural hazards, are widely considered current interest topics. Vulnerability assessments focus on groups and social units and are shaped by a number of factors including risk perception, as it is common knowledge that adjustment basically depends on how people perceive risks for themselves. The purpose of this research was to better understand individual and group risk perceptions and the manner in which they can influence the social vulnerability of a community in the Băiuţ commune in Romania. The study was based on investigation methods specific to geography and social sciences, and the analysis was focused on finding the multiple pressures perceived by the local population, estimating the capacity of the community to cope with these pressures and the adaptation options which should be taken to ensure their sustainable development.
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