The economic costs of natural hazards are escalating. Rising population in high-risk areas and our increasingly complex infrastructure further increase potential losses. The largest amount of federal funding supports research on weather hazardsA¾especially short-term predictionA¾with comparatively little research on long-term loss reduction approaches that improve the resilience of communities and infrastructure. Improving loss data and modeling and a establishing more thoughtful framework for the role of research would help policymakers formulate a more productive hazard loss reduction strategy.A study commissioned by the Institute for Business and Home Safety concluded that if all buildings in south Florida met the current stringent Miami-Dade and Broward county code requirements, a repeat of Hurricane Andrew in 2002 would anbsp;...
|Title||:||Assessing Federal Research and Development for Hazard Loss Reduction|
|Author||:||Charles Meade, Megan E. Abbott|
|Publisher||:||Rand Corporation - 2003-01-01|