One of the four core phases of emergency management, hazard mitigation is essential for reducing disaster effects on human populations and making communities more resilient to the impacts of hazards. Presenting an up-to-date look at the changing nature of disasters, Natural Hazard Mitigation offers practical guidance on the implementation and selec
A History of Hazard Mitigation in the United States. Mitigation and Emergency Management. Intergovernmental Relations and Hazard Mitigation. Public�Private Partnerships in Mitigation Initiatives. The Growing Role of the Private Sector in Mitigation. The National Flood Insurance Program and the Community Rating System. Risk Communications. Natural Hazards and the Law. Involving the Community in Mitigation and Outreach. Persuasion and Policy. Non-FEMA Mitigation: Local Government Actions. State Initiatives. Leveraging Nonprofits and Volunteers in Hazard Mitigation. Area Analyses. Tools for Mitigation. Appendix A: Compendium of Links and Resources. Glossary. Index.