THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Water Science and Technology Board
Ocean Studies Board
Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering, and Planning:
Coastal Risk Reduction
Richard A. Leuttich, Jr., Sewell Family Term Professor of Marine Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, and Chair, Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering, and Planning: Coastal Risk Reduction, National Research Council
Gregory B. Baecher, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland, and Member, Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering, and Planning: Coastal Risk Reduction, National Research Council
Reducing Coastal Risks on the East and Gulf Coasts
This new report from the National Academies assesses the risk reduction strategies that have been used to decrease the impacts of coastal flooding associated with storm surges and the extent to which they have been effective. The report discusses the regional and national implications for expanding coastal protection, and offers general principles to guide future investments.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 23, 2014 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.
(NOTE: For additional information on the report, including a “Report in Brief” and “slideshow,” please visit the following page on the Division on Earth and Life Studies’ Web site.)