Accession Number : ADA187709

Title :   Flood Fight Techniques Workshop Held in New Orleans, Louisiana on 9-11 December 1986.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Davidson, D D ; Markle, Dennis G

PDF Url : ADA187709

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : During times when high waters threaten to flood private and/or public property, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is authorized to provide both the technical and emergency construction assistance required to supplement State and local efforts to minimize damages. Through research and development, training and hands on applications the Corps of Engineers has developed a vast knowledge of Emergency Management skills and flood fighting techniques. These skills and techniques are of a wide and diversified nature dependent upon the area of the country and the type of flooding problems being addressed. The workshop was developed and carried out with the following targeted objectives: (1). Present and evaluate the results of research and development conducted to date at WES and discuss areas where additional R&D are needed; (2). Discuss and evaluate technology transfer tools as they currently exist and are being used and determine where where additional needs exist; (3). Discuss emergency operation training as it currently exists and determine where and what types of additional training are needed; (4). Provide a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences between field personnel from various disciplines of research and emergency operations.

Descriptors :   *FLOOD CONTROL, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CONSTRUCTION, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCIES, FLOODING, FLOODS, OPERATION, PERSONNEL, SKILLS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, TRAINING, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE