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Natural Hazard Mitigation

1st Edition

Edited by Alessandra Jerolleman, John J. Kiefer

CRC Press

377 pages

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pub: 2012-11-26
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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

Table of Contents

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.

About the Editors

Alessandra Jerolleman, MPA, CFM, is a program specialist in the Gulf Coast with Save the Children USA and is also the executive director of the recently formed Natural Hazard Mitigation Association. She sits on the board of the Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership and is the secretary for the Executive Committee of the American Society of Public Administration?s Section on Emergency and Crisis Management. Jerolleman has acquired wide-ranging experience in the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors and conducted applied research related to mitigation, community outreach, and disaster planning.

John J. Kiefer, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the Master of Public Administration program in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Orleans (UNO). He is also a faculty associate at the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology, UNO?s applied hazards social science research center. In his applied research, Dr. Kiefer specializes in the development of outcome-focused collaborative networks to create disaster resilience, especially focused on vulnerable populations. He has been principal evaluator for a broad range of programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education, State of Louisiana, and several cities. His current research interests include hazard policy, emergency management, and program evaluation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief