Flood Planning and Climate Forecasts at the Local Level

@inproceedings{Wernstedt2002FloodPA,
  title={Flood Planning and Climate Forecasts at the Local Level},
  author={Kris Wernstedt and Robert L. Hersh},
  year={2002}
}
We examine the use of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) forecasts for flood planning in the Pacific Northwest. Using theories of resource mobilization as a conceptual foundation, the paper relies on: 1) case studies of three communities vulnerable to flooding that have had access to long-term forecasts of ENSO conditions; and 2) analysis of data collected from a survey of nearly 60 local emergency managers, planners, and public works staff. We find that understanding the regulatory machinery… CONTINUE READING

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