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Author Kahan, James P.

Title From flood control to integrated water resource management : lessons for the Gulf Coast from flooding in other places in the last sixty years / James P. Kahan [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 46 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Occasional paper ; OP-164
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-164.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-46).
Note Print version record.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. Four recent historical examples -- ch. 3. Synthesis of the lessons from the case studies -- ch. 4. Lessons for the aftermath of Katrina.
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures and Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter One -- Introduction; To Control or Not to Control; The Cycle of Restoration; Learning from Past Cycles; Chapter Two -- Four Recent Historical Examples; Vanport; Zeeland; The Mississippi; Yangtze; Chapter Three -- Synthesis of the Lessons from the Case Studies; Planning; Detection; Preparation; First Response; Reconstruction; Compensation; Learning and Implementing Lessons; Chapter Four -- Lessons for the Aftermath of Katrina; An Overview of Katrina; Lessons from History; Final Observations; Bibliography.
Summary The loss of life and devastation in the Gulf coast region of the United States following the hurricane season of 2005 has led to considerable debate about what should be done and not done in recovering from the damage and mitigating the consequences of future floods. This document reports the experiences of four major floods since 1948 (two in the United States, one in the Netherlands, and one in China), to draw lessons for the Gulf coast restoration effort. The authors conclude that (1) attending to history leads to mitigating the potential damage of floods even when major floods are few and.
Subject Floods -- Case studies.
Emergency management -- Case studies.
Disaster relief -- Case studies.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Civil -- Flood Control.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
Disaster relief. (OCoLC)fst00894731
Emergency management. (OCoLC)fst00908500
Floods. (OCoLC)fst00927573
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Other Form: Print version: Kahan, James P. From flood control to integrated water resource management. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2006 0833039849 9780833039842 (DLC) 2006017783 (OCoLC)70106805
ISBN 9780833042798 (electronic bk.)
0833042793 (electronic bk.)
0833039849 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780833039842 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/OP-164-RC

 
    
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