Natural Hazard Mitigation

ISBN-10: 1439834938
ISBN-13: 9781439834930
Edition: 2012
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Description: Focusing on hazard mitigation from a practical perspective, this book provides guidance on the implementation and selection of hazard mitigation projects. It facilitates a thorough understanding of the various issues involved in hazard mitigation,  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 377
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Focusing on hazard mitigation from a practical perspective, this book provides guidance on the implementation and selection of hazard mitigation projects. It facilitates a thorough understanding of the various issues involved in hazard mitigation, along with how mitigation fits in to the emergency management cycle. It helps prepare students for real-world hazard mitigation issues and serves as a valuable reference for professionals. This book educates the reader in the value and potential of mitigation, as well as how to convince others of that value and how to better involve the community and tailor solutions to unique local situations.

Alessandra Jerolleman is Senior Hazard Mitigation Planner at James Lee Witt Associates in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is currently assisting six New Jersey Counties with hazard mitigation project identification, as well as plan review. She is also serving as a senior planner for the Chatham County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Hazard Mitigation Plan, and the Polk County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.John J. Kiefer is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of New Orleans. He was Chair, Section on Crisis and Emergency Management, American Society for Public Administration, 2009-2010. He received the William Petak Award for best paper on disaster policy or emergency management presented at the annual American Society for Public Administration conference, 2009.

Introduction
Editors
Contributors
A History of Hazard Mitigation in the United States
Mitigation and Emergency Management
Intergovernmental Relations and Hazard Mitigation
Public-Private Partnerships in Mitigation Initiatives
The Growing Role of the Private Sector in Mitigation
The National Flood Insurance Program and the Community Rating System
Risk Communications
Natural Hazards and the Law
Involving the Community in Mitigation and Outreach
Persuasion and Policy
Non-FEMA Mitigation: Local Government Actions
State Initiatives
Leveraging Nonprofit Organizations and Volunteers in Hazard Mitigation
Area Analyses
Tools for Hazard Mitigation
Appendix-Compendium of Links and Resources
Glossary
Index

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