River Ecology and Flood Hazard Mitigation

@article{Birkland2003RiverEA,
  title={River Ecology and Flood Hazard Mitigation},
  author={T. Birkland and R. Burby and D. Conrad and H. Cortner and W. Michener},
  journal={Natural Hazards Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={46-54}
}
  • T. Birkland, R. Burby, +2 authors W. Michener
  • Published 2003
  • Engineering
  • Natural Hazards Review
  • Flooding remains the most common and one of the most costly categories of natural hazards in the United States. Historically, the United States has relied on structural mitigation, insurance, and disaster relief to mitigate the harm done by floods. However, experience has shown that structural mitigation and related policies can fail to protect lives and property while also contributing to the degradation of the riverine environment. We review flood hazard mitigation policy, describe some of… CONTINUE READING

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