Workshop Report/Summary

Reducing Future Flood Losses: The Role of Human Actions -- Summary of a Workshop, March 2, 2004, Washington, DC (2004)

On March 2, 2004 the Disasters Roundtable held its 10th workshop, which dealt with the topic of flood hazards and what needs to be done to help reduce society's future vulnerability to them. The summary of the workshop, entitled Reducing Future Flood Losses: The Role of Human Actions, covers discussion by academic, government and private sector experts and stakeholders on the role of local, state and federal government in countering flood disaster losses; initiatives undertaken by the private sector; insights from research on such topics as presidential flood disaster declarations; and discussion of the historical evolution of government flood policies, including those initiated by Congress and implemented by various administrations through the Corps of Engineers and FEMA.