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...

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,...

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....

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

Conclusions and Lessons Learned
This chapter contains concluding remarks on the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, emergency preparedness and response plans of the affected states, and structure performance against...

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

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...

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. ...

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,...

Lifeline Performance of El Salvador Earthquakes of January 13 and February 13, 2001
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and Earthquake Investigation Committee of Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. ...

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

Training Grounds
A state-of-the-art training facility at a Texas community college is ready to train fire and rescue personnel to cope with disasters ranging from fuel fires and floods to collapsing structures...

Acceptable Risk Processes
Lifelines and Natural Hazards
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides engineers...

September Eleventh, The Days After, The Days Ahead
Civil engineers assumed prominent roles in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and are leading the efforts to evaluate not only the performance...

Analysis of Shotcrete Support under Rockburst Conditions

 

 

 

 

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