|Defined as actions taken to prevent or reduce the risk to life, property, social and economic activities, and natural resources from natural hazards, mitigation includes such activities as:|
Mitigation also involves a broad spectrum of players outside the traditional emergency management circle. Among others, these parties might include land use planners, construction and building officials (both public and private), business owners, insurance companies, community leaders, politicians and individual home owners.
As important as mitigation is, it is frequently looked-upon as a "cost," and is, therefore, not always embraced by all of the players.
Perhaps you've had some experiences you'd like to share in this area?