Natural Disaster Reduction

by George W. Housner, (editor),
Riley M. Chung, (editor),

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0153-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0153-5 (ISBN-10), 1997, Soft Cover, Pg. xxviii, 407
22 cm.
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Conference information: A Conference | Washington, D.C., United States | December 3-5, 1996

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings

Abstract: These proceedings contains the summaries of the presentations at the 1996 ASCE International Conference and Exposition on Natural Disaster Reduction held in Washington, D.C., December 3-5, 1996. The objective of this conference was to promote and assess the role of civil engineering through its interaction with other engineering disciplines, sciences, and others, in preventing, mitigating, preparing for, and recovering from natural disaster impacts on the built and natural environments, including socio-economic, political, public health, and institutional considerations. Types of natural disasters included were earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, wildfires, hail, etc. The summaries were organized into over forty sessions to cover seven program areas: hazard identification, vulnerability assessment, risk, management, mitigation, education, institutional issues, and response and recovery. Each program area began with a Topic Overview, intended to provide a state-of-the-art assessment in that area.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Economic factors | Social factors | Political factors | Health hazards | Earthquakes |


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