Roundtable on a National Framework for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction and Management: Developing a Research Agenda, Summary Report [open pdf - 917KB]
"This report summarizes discussion at the Roundtable on a National Framework for Risk Reduction and Management held on November 15, 2006, at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The Roundtable was co-sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Comments made by speakers not affiliated with the USGS do not necessarily reflect the positions of the USGS. The purpose of the day-long Roundtable was to bring together academic, business, and government leaders to advance a research agenda on improving decision-making to reduce and manage the risks of natural hazards. The Roundtable addressed predicted behavior and incentives at both the national and the local levels and sought to develop a research agenda to achieve the following broad goals: advancing the use of scientific information to reduce societal vulnerability and risk from hazards; and identifying how spatial data can most effectively enable and empower decision-making at the local, state, and national levels."
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