Making smart choices about infrastructure policy can help address larger policy challenges, from transportation to technology to clean energy. Pew’s research examines issues that are critical to improving the economy, our shared environment, and civic life. It includes a focus on understanding the partnership of the federal government, states, and localities.
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In 2016, flooding was a factor in 36 federally declared natural disasters that affected 24 geographically diverse states from Pennsylvania to Missouri, Texas to Wisconsin, and Kentucky to Washington. Looking ahead, experts anticipate that the likelihood of flooding in areas already deemed at high risk will increase 45 percent by the end of the century, threatening $66 billion to $160 billion... Read More
In a major step toward better protecting coastlines, estuaries, and lakeshores, the Army Corps of Engineers eased the permitting process, effective today, for living shoreline projects—those that use natural and nature-based defenses against storm damage and erosion. Read More
As natural disaster costs continue to climb, homeowners, communities, and the federal government will be challenged to make wise financial investments that will help save lives and lower the costs of future storms. Read More