American Society of Civil Engineers

Solutions to Coastal Disasters ’02

by Lesley Ewing, (editor) and Louise Wallendorf, (editor)
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
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 2002
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Coastal engineering--Congresses.
Coastal zone management--Congresses.
Shore protection--Congresses.
Emergency management--Congresses.