Sep 13, 2021
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!
· 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
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Links in episode:
Wharton Risk Center: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/
Philadelphia Water Department: https://water.phila.gov/ - https://water.phila.gov/sustainability/climate-change/
Some Risk Center/Philly resources:
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/
A digital dialogue on Improving Disaster Recovery: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/digital-dialogues/improvingdisasterrecovery/
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