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Dam And Levee Safety And Community Resilience

Pub Date : 2012-09-11 | Author : Committee on Integrating Dam and Levee Safety and Community Resilience | Publisher : National Academies Press

ISBN 10 : 9780309256148
ISBN 13 : 0309256143

Although advances in engineering can reduce the risk of dam and levee failure, some failures will still occur. Such events cause impacts on social and physical infrastructure that ..


Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private Public Collaboration

Pub Date : 2011-02-17 | Author : Committee on Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience, Geographical Science Committee | Publisher : National Academies Press

ISBN 10 : 9780309162630
ISBN 13 : 0309162637

Natural disasters--including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods--caused more than 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes..


Disaster Resilience

Pub Date : 2012-11-29 | Author : Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy | Publisher : National Academies Press

ISBN 10 : 9780309261500
ISBN 13 : 0309261503

No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natura..