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February 2020

Underwater Underwriting: Flood Insurance in the Age of Climate Change

February 28 @ 7:15 am - 11:45 am
UMass Club, 32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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More than 50 million people in the U.S. are at risk from flooding either along rivers and streams or in coastal areas. This number is only rising as climate change causes more extreme precipitation, hurricanes and nor’easters, sea level rise, and more. However, current publicly available flood risk assessment tools are not sufficient to quantify future flood risk and federal flood insurance programs and policies are not yet equipped to address the growing threat. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)…

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