In the first of a two part series with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Center, we take a deep dive on flood risk 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 John Miller of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; Reese May, the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at SBP, and finally Julia Rockwell, the manager of the adaptation program for the City of Philadelphia’s Water Department. We are going to learn about flood risk with a special emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region and the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! Experts Interviewed: · Dr. Carolyn Kousky - Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania
· Reese May - Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at SBP
· John Miller - Mitigation Liason Federal Emergency Management Agency
This episode was sponsored with a generous grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Coastal Zone Management Program. Donate to America Adapts
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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
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
Our flood insurance page: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/flood-insurance/
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