On March 2, 2004 the Disasters Roundtable held its 10th workshop, which dealt with the topic of flood hazards and what needs to be done to help reduce society s future vulnerability to them. The summary of the workshop, entitled Reducing Future Flood Losses: The Role of Human Actions, covers discussion by academic, government and private sector experts and stakeholders on the role of local, state and federal government in countering flood disaster losses; initiatives undertaken by the private sector; insights from research on such topics as presidential flood disaster declarations; and discussion of the historical evolution of government flood policies, including those initiated by Congress and implemented by various administrations through the Corps of Engineers and FEMA.
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