New Website Showing Cost-Benefits of Flood Mitigation Launched
Flood Economics, an online resource developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by FEMA, was launched this week at http://www.floodeconomics.com/. The purpose of the site is to make the business case for flood mitigation action by leveraging in-depth case studies as well as a broad analysis of project and benefits data in the United States.
The highlight of Flood Economics is the group of 11 community case studies, which feature interviews with community leaders that tell the story of how mitigation action ultimately saved money and benefitted each community in a unique way. Other areas of Flood Economics include insights derived from a state-level analysis of projects and benefits data for each state and information on how users can take steps toward action. There are options on certain portions of the web site to filter information and search by location and population in order to find the most relevant information.
This is a great new resource for the flood mitigation community. Please go take a look, and share with your colleagues, contacts, family and friends!
For questions or feedback about the research, please contact Hilary Steiner with the Economist Intelligence Unit, firstname.lastname@example.org.