Tag Archive: risk

May 21 2012

A Few Good Reads (5/21/12): Communicating Flood Risk

This week: flooding in the country of Georgia, learning flood communication from the Dutch, reforming our flood insurance system, floating robots, and the potential failure mode for the Colorado River Basin. Can the Dutch teach us something on the power of communication? (The Water Away) In the Netherlands, it is not uncommon to find large …

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Feb 13 2012

A Few Good Reads (2/13/12): What is Residual Risk?


This week: Clean up begins in southern Queensland, communicating residual risk around levees, the need for geomorphology, the low snowpack in California, and just how good we engineers have it.   On communicating that other kind of risk (The Water Away) In my opinion, what most of the public thinks about when they hear “Risk” …

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