Flood Insurance and Climate Risks

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.

Speakers

Dr. Monica Farris
Director, University of New Orleans’ Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (UNO-CHART)
Jenn Fogel-Bublick
Spokesperson, SmarterSafer.org
Colin Wellenkamp
Executive Director, Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative
Kristiane Huber
Resilience Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Kristiane Huber is a Resilience Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and provides analysis and advice on climate impacts and resilience strategy for businesses and communities in C2ES’s technical, policy and communications work. Prior to joining C2ES, Ms. Huber consulted on policy writing and communication for the…

Ashley Lawson — Moderator
Senior Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Ashley Lawson is Senior Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). She evaluates climate policies and provides expert advice to policymakers, especially on market-based approaches to mitigating climate change. She also works on climate resilience efforts by businesses, cities, and states. Ms. Lawson was previously part…