Mitigation Matters: Policy Solutions to Reduce Local Flood Risk
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts provides brief summaries of 13 case studies from across the U.S. where states or cities are effectively implementing flood mitigation strategies. The case studies are organized by strategies using existing funds, those generating new revenue, and those employing updated or new regulations to reduce risk and mitigate the impacts of flooding. Because flood risk and the cost of adapting to floods is expected to increase, this report aims to offer model examples and lessons learned to decision-makers seeking to improve their communities’ resilience to floods and storms exacerbated by climate change.
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