The investigations: The World Trade Center towers
On Aug. 21, 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it would conduct a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. This investigation was conducted...

3.5 Square Meters, Constructive Response to Natural Disasters, Edited By Maya Vinitsky, München, Germany: Hirmer Publishers, 2018

ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering
The journal will meet the needs of the researchers and engineers to address risk, disaster and failure-related challenges due to many sources and types of uncertainty in planning, design, analysis, construction,...

"Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles", By Jon Wilkman. New York City: Bloomsbury Press, 2016

The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters, By Robert Muir-Wood. New York City: Basic Books, 2016

GEER Response to the Oso Landslide: Documenting Perishable Details Helps Turn Disaster into Knowledge
Two months after the disastrous March 22, 2014 landslide near Oso, Washington, GEER representatives visited the affected area to gather data. This article is based on the report generated...

Trapped under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness By Neil Swidey. New York City: Crown Publishers, 2014

Turning Disaster into Knowledge

Mountain Hazards in a Warming World

Evaluating Soils and Hazards in the Mississippi Canyon

Advances in Watershed Management and Fluvial Hazard Mitigation Using Artificial Neural Networks and Remote Sensing
Watershed and channel management across spatial and temporal scales requires an informed, interdisciplinary approach by experts and stakeholders, who often have disparate goals and objectives....

Flood Warning System for the Sutlej River in Remote Northern India
Through a collaborative effort of the Central Water Commission (CWC) of India, the U.S. Agency for International Development (which provided funding for the project), Riverside Technology,...

Introduction: Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation
This introductory chapter covers the origins of this monograph as a sequel to two previous monographs generated by the efforts of the members of ASCE CDRM and other volunteers; an overview...

Book Review: The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster by Werner Troesken. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2006

Book Review: The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization by Thomas Homer-Dixon. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2006

Book Review: Why the Wind Blows: A History of Weather and Global Warning by Matthys Levy, P.E., F.ASCE. Hinesburg, Vermont: Upper Access, Inc., 2007

Direct Causes of the Catastrophe
This chapter examines direct physical causes of the hurricane protection system failures, including soil strength assessments and pumping station limitations....

Regional Disaster Resilience
A Guide for Developing an Action Plan
Regional Disaster Resilience: A Guide for Developing an Action Plan provides a much-needed strategy to develop the level of preparedness necessary...

Emergency Preparedness
This section provides a brief summary of the emergency preparedness plans for Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana....

California Coastal Hazards Website

 

 

 

 

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