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National Levee Safety and Locally Operated Levees $152.00
Editors: David Mancuso and Vivienne Masterson
Book Description:
This book examines national levee safety with a focus on recommendations and strategic plan implementations of the National Committee on Levee Safety. It is a critical juncture in our nations' history with a burgeoning growth of risk to people and infrastructure as a result of more than 100 years of inattention to levee infrastructure combined with an economy and social fabric that are in a particularly vulnerable state. The current levee safety reality for the United States is stark and uncertain in location, performance and condition of levees and a lack of oversight, technical standards, and effective communication of risks. A look to the future offers two distinct possibilities: one where we continue the status quo and await the certainty of more catastrophes or one where we take reasonable actions and investments in a National Levee Safety Program that turns the tide on risk growth. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program
(National Committee on Levee Safety)

The Context: Current State of Levees and Public Safety
(National Committee on Levee Safety)

Locally Operated Levees: Issues and Federal Programs
(Natalie Keegan, Rawle O. King, Nicole T. Carter, Megan Stubbs)

Index

   Series:
      Safety and Risk in Society
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011 4th quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-672-4
   Status: FM
  
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