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Structural Approaches to Flood and Coastal Hazard Mitigation; Assessing Structural Approaches

Structural Approaches to Flood and Coastal Hazard Mitigation; Assessing Structural Approaches

The first part of the class describes the uses of structural approaches to hazard mitigation. It provides examples of communities that rely on structural measures and discusses some of the strengths and weaknesses of these measures. This is followed by a description of some of the key types of structures used, e.g., seawalls and levees, as well as a review of the history of such structures. In addition, the session describes the procedures used to analyze the costs and benefits of structural approaches and some of the shortcomings of these procedures. The second part of the class provides case studies of three communities that adopted different approaches, including the implementation of hardened structures, to mitigate natural hazards. Finally, the session ends with a role-playing exercise... Show More
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