Improving tsunami resiliency: California's Tsunami Policy Working Group

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Edited by: Y.A. KontarV. Santiago-Fandiño, and T. Takahashi



California has established a Tsunami Policy Working Group to facilitate development of policy recommendations for tsunami hazard mitigation. The Tsunami Policy Working Group brings together government and industry specialists from diverse fields including tsunami, seismic, and flood hazards, local and regional planning, structural engineering, natural hazard policy, and coastal engineering. The group is acting on findings from two parallel efforts: The USGS SAFRR Tsunami Scenario project, a comprehensive impact analysis of a large credible tsunami originating from an M 9.1 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands Subduction Zone striking California’s coastline, and the State’s Tsunami Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation Program. The unique dual-track approach provides a comprehensive assessment of vulnerability and risk within which the policy group can identify gaps and issues in current tsunami hazard mitigation and risk reduction, make recommendations that will help eliminate these impediments, and provide advice that will assist development and implementation of effective tsunami hazard risk communication products to improve community resiliency.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Improving tsunami resiliency: California's Tsunami Policy Working Group
ISBN 978-94-007-7269-4
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7269-4_21
Volume 35
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Publisher location Dordrecht
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Tsunami events and lessons learned: environmental and societal significance
First page 377
Last page 386
Country United States
State California
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