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Understanding the Economics of Flood Risk Reduction
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Flood disaster impacts are growing significantly as population levels increase, development occurs in flood plains, and populations shift to urban centers. The purpose of this desk review is to explore literature on the costs and benefits of the flood risk reduction strategies being implemented by cities, local agencies, and national authorities. Using available information, we develop an overall framework for differentiating the factors that affect returns in various contexts and the crit...

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