Development of an index to rate the completeness and quality of mitigation project definition

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Title: Development of an index to rate the completeness and quality of mitigation project definition
Author: Muramatsu, Tadahisa
Abstract: In the summer of 2008 , two hurricanes made landfall along the Texas coast causing billions of dollars in damage . Texas received presidential disaster declarations , which resulted in the state receiving over $350 million in hazard mitigation funds . Over 500 requests for mitigation projects were submitted to the government from communities impacted . Not all requested projects could be funded . As a result , those communities that submitted requests for well -defined mitigation projects were the primary beneficiaries of the federal mitigation funds . To better understand the factors that characterize a “welldefined” mitigation project , this study developed an index to rate the completeness and quality of mitigation project definitions . The study incorporated concepts from research on quality community planning and from project definition rating methods . The rating tool consists of detailed descriptions of the project scope elements along with a scoring method for the completeness and quality of the project’s definition . The rating tool and the detailed descriptions help to develop a “well -defined” mitigation project definition as well as to evaluate it .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1360
Date: 2010-11-02

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Development of an index to rate the completeness and quality of mitigation project definition. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1360 .

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