Mitigation Categories

Name Term description Articles Contained
Guides to Designing and Planning Effective Mitigation Strategies

Publications within this category are primarily intended to aid practitioners and researchers in identifying the specific methodologies for designing and planning mitigation strategies. These publications provide details on how to approach mitigation projects throughout the design phase. Many of them are extremely technical and are intended primarily for design professionals, officials, and those involved in the decision-making process. They provide information regarding hazard identification; economic considerations; risk management; regulatory requirements; and project planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining projects.

Mitigation Action Effectiveness Evaluation and Quantification
Mitigation Planning Resources

Mitigation planning is the foundation of a community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster impacts and is an essential element to any successful mitigation program. A good mitigation plan helps increase a community’s resilience through the development of relationships, identification of risk and vulnerabilities, and through the development and implementation of initiatives. Covering a wide range of hazards, publications within this category are primarily intended to aid practitioners in enhancing their mitigation plans through the integration of information from existing plans and studies. Topics include, but are not limited to, smart growth principles, development regulations, resilience indicators, and economic analyses.

Policy Best Practices and Evaluation
Risk Evaluation