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...

Landslide Risk Perception: Consequences of Failure to Reconcile Contradictory Beliefs
While the basis for geotechnical safety is important, public perceptions of risk and its apparent willingness to ignore or discount hazard warnings should also be considered. Why does...

Introduction
The purpose of this white paper is to: foster understanding and transparency of analytical methods necessary to update and describe climate, including possible changes in the frequency...

Safety Considerations
This chapter discusses the main hazards associated with the inspection and renewal activities for culverts and storm sewers....

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,...

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment
Risk, expressed in terms of potential human sufferings and economic losses, is very real and its significance is particularly important when considering natural hazards. For effective...

Surviving Natural Forces from Taiwanese Civil Engineers Perspective
A natural disaster is an unexpected or uncontrollable natural event that usually results in widespread destruction of property or loss of life. Taiwan is located in a geographically unique...

Preparing for the Big One
This paper presents a few examples of back-end and front-end implementation of disaster mitigation strategies being undertaken in various parts of the world. These examples illustrate...

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...

California Coastal Hazards Website

Natural Attenuation of Hazardous Wastes
Sponsored by the Natural Attenuation Task Committee of the Environmental and Multi-Media Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. ...

Reengineering the Mississippi
For nearly a century, the Mississippi River Delta has been shrinking at a catastrophic rate. Civil engineers will play a major role in the multidisciplinary effort needed to reverse the...

Work for the Ethical Reward
ASCE's Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members and Students-established and endowed in 1939 by Daniel W. Mead, a former president and honorary member of ASCE-are awarded...

Lessons Learned from Experience Dealing with Risks of Extreme Events: Part I
The five speakers in this session talked about a wide variety of topics, including schedule dependencies in hurricane preparedness, knowledge mapping across networks, extreme events in...

Lesssons Learned from Experience Dealing with Risks of Extreme Events: Part II
For every known IS vulnerability, there is a matching countermeasure. However, we do not know all IS vulnerabilities. The following tasks are geared towards identifying IS vulnerabilities,...

Model Validation in Estimating Higher-Order Economic Losses from Natural Hazards

Seeking Criteria for the Natural Hazard Mitigation Investment Decision

Engineering Standards for the Marine Oil Terminals and Natural Hazard Threats

Emergency Warning System for Excavating at the Toe of a Dam

 

 

 

 

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