In 2020, flood risk may be overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and therefore not given the attention this pervasive risk deserves. This report offers steps to drive flood risk management into the future for a more protected and resilient planet, while the flood insurance gap is being closed in the United States of America.
To promote greater access to flood insurance and to improve flood protection, the following recommendations are proposed, for governments, regulatory authorities, and the insurance industry:
Simplify the process;
Share flood risk data;
Explore public/private partnerships on managing flood risk;
Promote awareness of flood risk and continue resilience efforts;