United States-Italy Research
HYDROMETEOROLOGY, IMPACTS, AND MANAGEMENT
OF EXTREME FLOODS
||The specific objectives
of the Workshop were:
||To present and document
the state of the art on the hydroclimatology, impacts, and management
of extraordinary floods. This exchange of information and ideas
concentrated on recent flood events, such as the 1993 Mississippi
flood and the 1994 and 1995 European floods.
||To organize and discuss
potential research topics on the hydrometeorology, impacts, and
management of extraordinary floods, especially those of potential
collaboration between researchers in the U.S. and Italy.
||To contrast and compare
structural and non-structural approaches to floods, especially in
terms of underlying preventive policies, risk and uncertainty management
of catastrophic events, and mobilization of resources and institutions
in case of extreme hydrologic events.
||To disseminate the Research
Workshop findings to the U.S. and European professionals and agencies
interested on flood hazards and to inform the general public in
both increased awareness and participation with regard to managing