The Starting Point: A Confluence of Questions About Policy Design and Implementation

  • Daniel J. AleschEmail author
  • Lucy A. Arendt
  • William J. Petak
Part of the Environmental Hazards book series (ENHA)


Thoughtful analysts understand that much can be done to reduce the terrible consequences of extreme events. To that end, they encourage governments to adopt policies intended to make communities more resistant to and resilient in the face of disasters. Thoughtful analysts also understand that successful implementation of such policies does not follow adoption as night follows day. The challenge is to understand the obstacles to implementation and to devise cost-effective policies and implementation strategies that have a high likelihood of being implemented successfully.


Policy Implementation Hazardous Event Acute Care Hospital Hazard Mitigation Nominal Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Alesch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucy A. Arendt
    • 1
  • William J. Petak
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen BayUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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