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FM-S104b-Recent US Experiences and Lessons Learned -Gerald Galloway Jr

FM-S104b-Recent US Experiences and Lessons Learned -Gerald Galloway Jr

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Flood Risk Management:Recent US Experiences and Lessons Learned 
December 4-5, 2012ManilaGerald E. Galloway, Jr., PE, PhD
Water Policy Collaborative, University of Marylandgegallo@umd.edu
PhilippineFlood Management Knowledge Sharing Forum
The views expressed in this paper are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), or its Board of Directors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper and accepts no responsibility for anyconsequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with ADB official terms.
The Bottom Line
US Lessons Learned
1.Absolute protection from floods is not possible - plan for exceedence2.Cannot not rely on single structural approach - implementa portfolio of measures3.Risks must be identified and decisions made based onrelative risk –everyone will not get same protection4.Decisions must be made with imperfect knowledge - thefuture will be different from the past5.Responsibilities must be clear; must have clear leadershipbut all groups must share responsibilities and take localactions6.Life-cycle infrastructure needs and costs must beaddressed at national and local level7.Effective communication of risk is essential
Floods Have Been Part of North American History

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