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High Water Marks, life jackets, and other “innovations” as California leads in flood preparedness

Last Friday was a day of great for progress in the communication of residual flood risk in California as the High Water Mark from the February 19, 1986 flood was unveiled in Garcia Bend Park  in “the Pocket” area of Sacramento. … Continue reading

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Multiple Layers of Safety in the Netherlands and United States

Back on U.S. soil for nearly a year, I’ve linked up with another Dutch research institute to launch an initiative aimed at  comparing our two countries on one particular matter: implementing multiple layers of safety for improved flood risk management. … Continue reading

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From the Outside Looking In(to the Corps)…

In many fields, organizations evaluate or audit themselves to improve the way they operate. Because it is difficult to critically analyze from within, such an evaluation often requires going outside the institute (and sometimes the country)  to find one who … Continue reading

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A closer look at the CVFPP (2): Consequence modeling brings out uncertainty in risk estimates

A closer look at consequence estimation. Learning more about how the Dutch assess flood risk and evaluate costs and benefits over the past eight months has  taught me lot about estimating loss-of-life and other consequences. Doing so from outside of … Continue reading

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