I'm behind in my non-computer magazine reading... Saw a reference to this:
Move Beyond Sound-bites and “Armchair” Theories to Make the Nation Safer From Disaster, Engineers Say
Lessons from Katrina Studies Can Benefit Communities Nationwide
Reston, Va.—Almost two years have passed since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. The nation has invested millions of dollars in research conducted by the world’s leading engineers and scientists. Do we now have definitive answers to what went wrong and, more importantly, can that knowledge make us safer?
In a report issued today by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), experts who have studied the disaster make public their opinions about what went wrong in New Orleans—and why.
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