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Floodplain Conservation as a Flood Mitigation Strategy: Examining Costs and Benefits
Kousky, C. and M. Walls
Ecological Economics | 104 | pp. 119-128 | Related Discussion Paper 13-22-REV
 
The Economics and Politics of “Green” Flood Control: A Historical Examination of Natural Valley Storage Protection by the Corps of Engineers
Carolyn Kousky
RFF Discussion Paper 14-07 | April 2014
 
A New Era of Disaster Aid? Reflections on the Sandy Supplemental
Carolyn Kousky, Leonard A. Shabman
Issue Brief 13-05 | December 2013
 
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Events
Limits to Securitization: The Future of Insurance 
June 4, 2014
Event Type: First Wednesday Seminar
Related Topics: Risk Management, Climate
 
Managing Extreme Events in our Rivers and Coastal Areas 
September 14, 2011
Event Type: Seminar
Related Topics: Risk Management, Water, International, Policy and Analysis
 
Managing the Risk of Extreme Weather Events in a Changing Climate  
February 3, 2010
Event Type: First Wednesday Seminar
Related Topics: Risk Management, Climate
 
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Features
Green Infrastructure: Using Natural Landscapes for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality Improvements
At a recent First Wednesday Seminar, RFF experts explored the concept of green infrastructure and examined its potential role in flood mitigation and environmental services programs. Event video and slides are now available.
Can States Allay Risks from Hurricanes and Earthquakes?
Insurance for damages from natural catastrophes provided by many states affords property owners coverage when they are unable to find it in the private market.
How Do You Put a Price on Ecological Damage from Marine Oil Pollution?
In the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill, attempts will be made to put an economic value on the ecological damage caused. How will this be done, and can we do a better job than in the past?
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