New Waves January 2011

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Texas A&M’s Brody pens book detailing flood mitigation strategies

Texas A&M’s Brody pens book detailing flood mitigation strategies Policymakers, government employees and engineers can learn to make communities more resilient to the negative impact of flooding by reading “Rising Waters:The Causes and Consequences of Flooding in the United States,” a new book co-authored by Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M University, available soon from Cambridge University Press.

Brody and his co-authors, Wes Highfield, assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University at Galveston's Department of Marine Science, and Jung Eun Kang, research fellow at the Korea Environment Institute's Adaptation Center for Climate Change, spent five years researching the topic with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Focusing on Texas and Florida, the authors investigated factors other than rainfall that determine the degree of flooding and considered the key role of nonstructural techniques and strategies in flood mitigation. Written for researchers and advanced students and in hazard mitigation, hydrology, geography, environmental planning and public policy, the book shows how local communities can reduce human casualties and property damage associated with flooding.

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