Reducing Future Flood Losses The Role of Human Actions. Facing the 21 st Century Flood Challenge: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? A Disasters Roundtable The National Academies Washington, DC March 2, 2004 Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., PE, PhD Titan Corporation.
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Facing the 21st Century Flood Challenge: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
A Disasters Roundtable
The National Academies
March 2, 2004
Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., PE, PhD
Unified National Program
And Many Blame the Engineering
St. Louis, 1993
Grand Forks, ND, 1997
LaCrosse, WI, 2001
Upland and Floodplain Development Has Substantially Altered the Natural Environment
People and Property Are at Risk in the Floodplain Substantially Altered the Natural Environment
Greater National Awareness of Flood Threat
State and Local Attention to Floodplain Management
Relocations and Land Acquisitions
Increased Attention to Natural Resources
Since 1993 Occurred
Growth in Use of Technology
NFIP Review Underway
Addressing Policies that:
We Can Make the Difference Occurred!
Thank You Occurred