This week, the National Research Council, chaired by CHC Director Rick Luettich, released a report titled Reducing Coastal Risks on the East and Gulf Coasts. The report calls for risk-reduction efforts that encompass all social, economic, and environmental aspects.

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The second book edition of “Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters” has recently been released. This edition “provides a structure and process for understanding the nature of natural and human-caused disasters.” The book was edited by CHC Advisory Board member John C. Pine, and includes several chapters by CHC Executive Director Dr. Gavin Smith. The book employs a cross-disciplinary approach to implement processes to reduce the impact of natural disasters and promote social, economic, and environmental sustainability.