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The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications for Risk Assessment and Mitigation

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Society has limited hazard mitigation dollars to invest. Which actions will be most cost effective, considering the true range of impacts and costs incurred? In 1997, the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment began a two-year study with a panel of experts to help develop new strategies to identify and reduce the costs of weather-related hazards associated with rapidly increasing coastal development activities.

The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards presents the panel's findings, offering the first in-depth study that considers the costs of coastal hazards to natural resources, social institutions, business, and the built environment. Using Hurricane Hugo, which struck South Carolina in 1989, as a case study, it provides for the first time information on the full range of economic costs caused by a major coastal hazard event. The book:

  • describes and examines unreported, undocumented, and hidden costs such as losses due to business interruption, reduction in property values, interruption of social services, psychological trauma, damage to natural systems, and others
  • examines the concepts of risk and vulnerability, and discusses conventional approaches to risk assessment and the emerging area of vulnerability assessment
  • recommends a comprehensive framework for developing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • documents the human impact of Hurricane Hugo and provides insight from those who lived through it.

The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards takes a structured approach to the problem of coastal hazards, offering a new framework for community-based hazard mitigation along with specific recommendations for implementation. Decisionmakers-both policymakers and planners-who are interested in coastal hazard issues will find the book a unique source of new information and insight, as will private-sector decisionmakers including lenders, investors, developers, and insurers of coastal property.

Synopsis:

The H. John Heinz III Center recently brought together a panel of experts to help develop new strategies to identify and reduce the costs of weather-related hazards associated with coastal development. The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards presents the panel's findings, offering the in-depth study that considers the costs of coastal hazards to natural resources, social institutions, business, and the built environment.

Policymakers and planners interested in coastal hazard issues will find the book a unique source of new information and insight, as will private-sector decisionmakers including lenders, investors, developers, and insurers of coastal property.

Synopsis:

In 1997, the H. John Heinz III Center brought together a panel of experts to help develop new strategies to identify and reduce the costs of weather-related hazards associated with coastal development. The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards presents the panel's findings, offering the first in-depth study that considers the costs of coastal hazards to natural resources, social institutions, business, and the built environment.<P>Using Hurricane Hugo, which struck South Carolina in 1989, as a case study, the book: <BR>-- documents the human impact of Hurricane Hugo<BR>-- describes and examines unreported, undocumented, and hidden costs<BR>-- examines the concepts of risk and vulnerability, and discusses conventional approaches to risk assessment and the emerging area of vulnerability assessment<BR>-- recommends a comprehensive framework for developing and implementing mitigation strategies

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559637565
Foreword:
White, Gilbert F.
Author:
White, Gilbert F.
Author:
H John Heinz III Center for Science Econ
Author:
Heinz, H. John
Author:
The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment
Author:
White, Gilbert F.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Engineering - Environmental
Subject:
Environmental engineering
Subject:
Regional Planning
Subject:
Coastal zone management
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Public Policy - Regional Planning
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 1528-1997
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The H. John Heinz III Center recently brought together a panel of experts to help develop new strategies to identify and reduce the costs of weather-related hazards associated with coastal development. The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards presents the panel's findings, offering the in-depth study that considers the costs of coastal hazards to natural resources, social institutions, business, and the built environment.

Policymakers and planners interested in coastal hazard issues will find the book a unique source of new information and insight, as will private-sector decisionmakers including lenders, investors, developers, and insurers of coastal property.

"Synopsis" by , In 1997, the H. John Heinz III Center brought together a panel of experts to help develop new strategies to identify and reduce the costs of weather-related hazards associated with coastal development. The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards presents the panel's findings, offering the first in-depth study that considers the costs of coastal hazards to natural resources, social institutions, business, and the built environment.<P>Using Hurricane Hugo, which struck South Carolina in 1989, as a case study, the book: <BR>-- documents the human impact of Hurricane Hugo<BR>-- describes and examines unreported, undocumented, and hidden costs<BR>-- examines the concepts of risk and vulnerability, and discusses conventional approaches to risk assessment and the emerging area of vulnerability assessment<BR>-- recommends a comprehensive framework for developing and implementing mitigation strategies
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