The Ten Most Wanted: A Search for Solutions to Reduce Recurring Losses From Natural Hazards
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Fall 2001, 24 pages
Forty-two participants, who were nominated by their peers as experts on specific natural hazards and broad aspects of natural disaster reduction, contributed to a two-day workshop on the Ten Most Wanted: A Search for Solutions to Reduce Recurring Losses from Natural Hazards. The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) convened the workshop on 21-22 June 2000. The sponsors included the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and USAA.
The goal was to identify specific areas of research and development for application to residential and commercial buildings as part of the process to reduce recurring and increasing losses from the perils of severe windstorms, earthquakes, floods, hail, wildfire, and winter storms. The objective was to identify and prioritize mitigation measures considered to have the greatest benefit to cost ratio in the shortest period of time.
The experts recommended ten solution sets and assigned priorities for reducing recurring losses from the disaster agents generated by six kinds of natural hazards which are outlined in the report,
The Ten Most Wanted: A Search for Solutions to Reduce Recurring Losses from Natural Hazards, available from the
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).
Content updated on 3/24/2006