The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has offered flood insurance and helped communities reduce flood risk for decades. Although there have been some incentives for reducing flood risk and building resilience, these efforts fall short in the face of increasingly intense and frequent storms and growing populations in vulnerable areas. In this webinar, experts will discuss how NFIP has shaped flooding risks, how the program will be challenged by climate change, and how recently passed and proposed legislative reform may change the outlook.
Dr. Monica Farris
Director, University of New Orleans’ Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (UNO-CHART)
Executive Director, Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative
, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
From 2017 to 2020, Kristiane Huber was the Resilience Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and provided analysis and advice on climate impacts and resilience strategy for businesses and communities in C2ES’s technical, policy and communications work.