American Society of Civil Engineers

Solutions to Coastal Disasters ’02

by Lesley Ewing, (editor) and Louise Wallendorf, (editor)
organized by ASCE, the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of ASCE, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Coastal States Organization, and the American Association of State Flood Plain Managers
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0605-2 / 0-7844-0605-7 (print), 2002, xv, 1019 pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and indexes.     (Barcode: RMI MK31513)

Conference information: Coastal Disasters Conference 2002; February 24-27, 2002, San Diego, California, United States

ASCE sponsor: Coast, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of the Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2002 Conference, held in San Diego, California, February 24-27, 2002. Sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Coastal States Organization; American Association of State Flood Plain Managers. This collection contains 85 papers presenting state-of-the-art information on coastal storms, seismic events, impacts of climate change, and shoreline change. Topics include: Causes: the research and study of forces and processes that cause or contribute to coastal disasters; Response Mitigation Strategies: the development of methods and strategies to prevent or decrease the adverse effects of coastal disasters; Design and Engineering: detailed examination of engineering approaches to coastal hazards and mitigation, and the consequences of these approaches; and Coastal Management: the policies, planning, and management efforts to minimize or avert coastal disasters.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Coastal management
Natural disasters

Library of Congress Call Number:  TC203.5.S6
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Coastal engineering--Congresses
Coastal zone management--Congresses
Shore protection--Congresses
Emergency management--Congresses