Limiting losses


  • Michael Carlowicz


In an attempt to reap more societal benefits from the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program(NEHRP), the U.S. federal government has created a National Earthquake Loss Reduction Program (NEP). As announced May 20 at the AGU Spring Meeting by John Gibbons, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, NEP will focus government research and policy initiatives for mitigation of earthquake damage.