FMA Corporate Member Risk Frontiers has released its Briefing Note 355 Have We Increased our Vulnerability to Big Floods by Chas Keys.
The Briefing Note provides an in-depth discussion on flood mitigation and community vulnerability, with reference to observations made by US sociologist Shirley Laska from the University of New Orleans.
‘Laska argues that decisions and actions taken over three centuries had reduced the vulnerability of the city of New Orleans to small and moderate floods but increased its vulnerability to very large ones.'
The Briefing Note compares the American situation with an Australian case study, and you can read it in its entirety here
Risk Frontiers prepares these Notes on a variety of natural hazard issues and you can view them all at their website riskfrontiers.com
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