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Assessing federal research and development for hazard loss reduction
Meade, Charles.
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Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2003]

Physical Description:
xviii, 65 pages ; 29 cm
General Note:
The federal response to the problem -- The role of federal R&D in hazard loss reduction -- Our approach -- Quantifying R&D for hazard loss reduction -- Identifying R&D funds -- Analysis criteria: isolating hazard loss R&D -- Characterizing the R&D effort -- Types of R&D programs that contribute to hazard loss -- Reduction -- Funding distribution by program type -- Assessing program impact -- Overall assessments -- The policy challenge for hazard loss R&D -- The missing metric -- The human factor -- The implementation gap -- The current R&D payoff -- Key steps for policymakers -- Summary and conclusions -- The contribution of R&D to hazard loss reduction -- What are we asking of R&D? -- What are we asking of hazard loss R&D?
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1490 Lexile.
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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 hazards¾especially short-term prediction¾with 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.

Author Notes

Megan Abbott is an award wining author. She was born in the Detroit area and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature. Abbott went on to receive a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University.

Abbott's stories have appeared in Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006), Wall Street Noir (2007), Detroit Noir (2007), Storyglossia and Queens Noir (2007). Her nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, was published in 2003. She is also the editor of the Edgar-nominated A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir.

Megan is also the Edgar-winning author of the novels Die a Little, The Song Is You, Queenpin and Bury Me Deep. She won the Barry Award (Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News award) and has been nominated three times for the Anthony Award (Bouchercon World Mystery Convention award). Her novel, The End of Everything, cames out in 2011. She also won an International Thriller Award 2015 for her title The Fever.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. vii
Tablesp. ix
Summaryp. xi
Acronymsp. xvii
Chapter 1 Introduction and Backgroundp. 1
Chapter 2 Quantifying R...d for Hazard Loss Reductionp. 11
Chapter 3 Characterizing the R...d Effortp. 27
Chapter 4 The Policy Challenge for Hazard Loss R...dp. 35
Chapter 5 Summary and Conclusionsp. 51
Appendix: Sample Radius Recordp. 59
Referencesp. 61