ABSTRACT

Earthquakes: Opportunities Exist to Further Assess Risk, Build Resilience, and Communicate Research, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Highlights: "Established in 1977, NEHRP [National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program] aims to help reduce the risks to life and property from earthquakes. NEHRP's initiatives include strengthening community resilience through improved design and construction methods, conducting research to better understand the impacts from earthquakes, and providing outreach and education. NEHRP is comprised of four federal agencies (FEMA, NIST [National Institute of Science and Technology], NSF [National Science Foundation], and the U.S. Geological Survey) that promote and support NEHRP's initiatives for strengthening earthquake resilience. The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2018 includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to assess the program's efforts. This report examines, among other things, NEHRP's progress in identifying gaps and strengthening resilience to earthquakes, and its activities to identify and communicate about research priorities."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105016
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Date:
2022-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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