What is Flood Mitigation?

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How are states protecting lives and livelihoods through flood mitigation? Our Laura Lightbody explains what flood mitigation is and how investing in it can prepare communities in the long-term.

For more information about Pew's work on flood mitigation, visit: Flood-Prepared Communities

To learn more about how state governments work, check out "States of Innovation," our collection of coverage on evidence-based policies working in the states: States of Innovation

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Agenda for America

Resources for federal, state, and local decision-makers

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.