In the second of a two part series with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Center, we take a deep dive on risk and floods and helping communities find financial resilience as impacts escalate with a warming climate. Returning to the podcast is Dr. Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton Risk center who gives context to what this two-part series is all about. Then joining me is Joe Rossi, Joe Flood Insurance; Rob Moore, Director of the Water and Climate Team at NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Josh Lippert, and finally Samantha Medlock, Senior Counsel for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in the US Congress. We are going to learn about flooding and risk with a special emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region and the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! Experts Interviewed:
· Dr. Carolyn Kousky - Executive Director, Wharton Risk Center · Joe Rossi – Joe Flood Insurance · Rob Moore - Director of the Water and Climate Team at NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council · Josh Lippert– Floodplain manager for the City of Philadelphia · Samantha Medlock - Senior Counsel for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in the US Congress
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An Issue Brief entitled ‘The Coming Storm: How U.S. Cities Are Managing Stormwater from Increasingly Extreme Rainfall Events’: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/The-Coming-Storm.pdf
Another Issue Brief entitled ‘Improving Financial Resilience to Flooding for LMI households’ - https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Improving-LMI-Household-Flood-Insurance-Options_Issue-Brief.pdf
The Wharton Risk Center’s resources on Flood Insurance webpage: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/flood-insurance/
The Wharton Risk Center’s Digital Dialogue on Improving Disaster Recovery: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/digital-dialogues/improvingdisasterrecovery/
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