Rising waters : the causes and consequences of flooding in the United States [E-Book] / Samuel D. Brody, Wesley E. Highfield, Jung Eun Kang.
Brody, Samuel David, (author)
Highfield, Wesley E., (author) / Kang, Jung Eun, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
1 online resource (x, 195 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Rising waters
  • Rising cost of floods in the United States
  • Impacts of flooding in coastal Texas and Florida
  • National and state flood policy mitigation in the United States
  • Identifying the factors influencing flooding and flood damage
  • The role of wetlands: federal policies, losses and floods
  • Mitigation strategies and reduction of flood damages
  • Other factors influencing flooding and flood damage
  • Policy learning for local flood mitigation
  • Local case studies in Texas and Florida
  • Flood policy recommendations.