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Author: P. Michael Laub
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hazard, mitigation, natural, benefits, costs, report
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 078814863X
ISBN-13: 9780788148637

Experience at the Federal, State, and local levels during natural disasters, along with a growing body of research, has demonstrated that the losses from such events, in terms of life, property, and community resources, can be substantially reduced when mitigation techniques and technologies are applied. This report illustrates the comparative benefits and costs associated with the implementation of a variety of mitigation measures by governments and private sector entities. It identifies, through a series of case studies, the mitigation tools used to achieve cost-effective hazard mitigation b
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Author: Jane Scobie
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disaster, measurement, preparedness, mitigation, programmes, impact, participation, millennium, proceedings, seminar, community, mitigating
Number of Pages: 79
Published: 1998-12
ISBN-10: 0788174657
ISBN-13: 9780788174650

Contains seminar presentations, working group session recommendations, & reports on disaster management issues. Addresses sustainable disaster mitigation, challenges for participatory approaches, incorporating local level mitigation strategies into national & international response, & evaluating & measuring the impact of mitigation projects. Addresses emergency preparedness in cyclone prone areas in Madagascar, the ways & means of improving practice, & the challenge of getting donors involved in disaster mitigation. Includes a resource list, profiles of speakers, & a list of participants. Phot
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Author: Timothy A. McClain
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: guidebook, planning, mitigation, flood, community
Number of Pages: 150
Published: 1996-07
ISBN-10: 078813499X
ISBN-13: 9780788134999

Meant to assist local officials, planners, zoning administrators, & consultants in developing local flood mitigation plans. Provides a comprehensive process to develop & implement a successful community-wide, ongoing flood mitigation planning program. Also serves as a reference source to the community for technical & financial assistance for planning & implementing community flood mitigation projects. Appendices: public participation strategies 7 techniques; worksheets for conducting inventories, forms, etc. Illustrated. Workbook style.
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Author: Anu K. Mittal
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: ensure, compensatory, mitigation, occurring, approach, oversight, protection, corps, engineers, effective, wetlands
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2006-03
ISBN-10: 1422304477
ISBN-13: 9781422304471

Because wetlands provide valuable functions, the administration set a national goal of no net loss of wetlands in 1989. The Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters, which include wetlands, without a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE). The ACE can require compensatory mitigation, such as restoring a former wetland, as a condition of a permit when the loss of wetlands is unavoidable. This report reviews the: (1) guidance the ACE has issued for overseeing compensatory mitigation; (2) extent to which the ACE oversees compensatory mitigation;
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Author: Francis X. McCarthy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: overview, issues, program, mitigation, pre, disaster, fema
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437929516
ISBN-13: 9781437929515

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), as federal law and a program activity, began in 1997. Congress established a pilot program, which FEMA named żProject Impact,ż to test the concept of investing prior to disasters to reduce the vulnerability of communities to future disasters. Contents of this report: (1) Overview of Pre-Disaster Mitigation: Program Purposes; (2) PDM Legislative and Appropriations History; (3) Mitigation Funding and Studies: Post-Katrina Funding; (4) Issues for Congressional Consideration: The Pace and Breadth of P
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Author: James L. Witt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: safer, communities, building, partnerships, mitigation, strategy, national
Number of Pages: 51
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788140264
ISBN-13: 9780788140266

In response to the unacceptable loss of life & property from recent natural disasters, & the awesome prospect of even greater, catastrophic loss in the future, the National Mitigation Strategy (NMS) was developed to provide a conceptual framework to reduce these losses. Hazard mitigation involves recognizing & adapting to natural forces & is defined as any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life & property. Contents: why a NMS? designing the strategy; basic principles & goals of the NMS; major elements & strategic objectives of the NMS; mitigation action plan
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Author: Gary L. Jones
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: lieu, fee, mitigation, effectiveness, determine, protection, assessments, needed, wetlands
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2001-09
ISBN-10: 0756716454
ISBN-13: 9780756716455

Developers (DVP) whose projects adversely affect WL must, as prescribed in reg's. & guidance issued by the Army Corps of Eng. & the EPA, first avoid & then minimize adverse impacts to WL. When adverse impacts are unavoidable, the DVP is required to compensate by restoring a former WL, enhancing a degraded WL, creating a new WL, or preserving an existing WL. One method of mitigation is for DVP to pay fees to public entities or private non-profit natural resources mgmt. org's. that use them to establish WL (known as in-lieu-fee (ILF) org's. ). This report examines the increased use of the ILF mi
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