Finding the Right Balance for Natural Hazard Mitigation.

News article from HS Wire on May 6, 2013: Finding the Right Balance for Natural Hazard Mitigation.

Uncertainty issues are paramount in the assessment of risks posed by natural hazards and in developing strategies to alleviate their consequences.Researchers describe a model that estimates the balance between costs and benefits of mitigation — efforts to reduce losses by taking action now to reduce consequences later — following natural disasters, as well as rebuilding defenses in their aftermath.

The full journal article from the Society and Industrial Applied Mathematics is available for a fee.

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