Beyond Assessing and onto Managing Risk for Levees.

Flooding risks when levee systems fail or are overwhelmed are significant: more than 1,500 people died and tens of billions of dollars in property damage occurred in the New Orleans area from Hurricane Katrina. In the wake of this storm, a substantial effort was undertaken to quantitatively assess the risk of major flooding from future hurricane storm surges in New Orleans. The objective of this paper is to prompt and frame planning for the next steps in managing risk. What level of risk are we trying to achieve? How best can we achieve it?

Main Author: Gilbert, Robert B.
Other Authors: Traver, Robert G.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2009
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