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Speeding Up Accuracy of Flood Risk Assessment

March 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

Research from the University of Adelaide hopes to provide advances in the planning for flood risk, thanks to a new, faster method of assessing the highly complex factors that cause floods in a specific location. The results of the study, published in this…

FEMA Updates the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2015—On January 30, the President issued an Executive Order 13690, “Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and…

Hoboken Looks to be a Model for Urban Flood Protection

December 17, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning

This city was nearly swallowed by the Hudson River during Superstorm Sandy last year. Three of its electrical substations and most of its firehouses flooded,…

Know Your Flood Risk Launches New Flood Recovery Guide to Support UK Victims through the Clean-up

December 11, 2013 - in Emergency, Modeling, Projects

Last week saw the largest tidal surge in 60 years, resulting in devastating floods across much of South East England. With further flood warnings being issued across the UK, data from the Met Office suggests that flooding could threaten to become an even more…

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Needs an Updated Approach to Analyzing Flood Risk

March 21, 2013 - in Projects, Water

In administering the National Flood Insurance Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs a more modern approach to analyzing and managing flood risk behind levees -- one that would give public officials and individual property owners a clearer…

FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Needs an Updated Approach to Analyzing Flood Risk

March 21, 2013 - in Projects, Water

In administering the National Flood Insurance Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs a more modern approach to analyzing and managing flood risk behind levees -- one that would give public officials and individual property owners a clearer…