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Economic Decision Guide Software (EDGe$) Online Tutorial: Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Case Study



Jennifer F. Helgeson, Peter Zhang


This report introduces features of the Economic Decision Guide Software (EDGe$) Online Tool V 1.0 and presents a case study of wildfire planning in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). The case study highlights the competing interests of two neighboring communities by evaluating the same project alternatives from the point of view of each community. The WUI case study also demonstrates the importance of considering co-benefits and approaches to incorporating non- market valuation. The report presents a walkthrough of EDGe$ Online and closes with a discussion of implications from the presented case study and potential future research.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1260
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Benefit-cost analysis, community resilience, economic analysis, economic decision tool, online application, online app, resilience, resilience dividend, valuation, wildland urban interface.


Helgeson, J. and Zhang, P. (2020), Economic Decision Guide Software (EDGe$) Online Tutorial: Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Case Study, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created September 27, 2020, Updated November 17, 2020