In recent years, the United States has witnessed unprecedented hurricanes and inland flooding. As another spring flooding season approaches, policy opportunities exist for the 117th Congress to ensure that communities—and the roads, hospitals, schools, and other critical infrastructure they depend on—can withstand future floods.
The Pew Charitable Trusts and The BuildStrong Coalition discussed ways in which Congress can better support state and local efforts to address the growing flood risks posed by increasingly severe and frequent disasters.
The Honorable David E. Price, U.S. House of Representatives (D-NC)
Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of the Environment
Sarah Murdock, director, U.S. climate resilience and water policy, The Nature Conservancy
Forbes Tompkins, manager, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ flood-prepared communities initiative
Pamela Williams, executive director, The BuildStrong Coalition
Rebecca Hersher, reporter, science desk, NPR
This webinar is the second in a series hosted by Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative highlighting opportunities to advance flood-resilience planning and policy development in 2021. The first webinar, held on January 21, focused on states leading the way to develop and implement strategies to increase resilience to future flood risks. An analysis with highlights of the webinar can be accessed here.
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