Oct 26, 2021
In the second of a two
part series with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk
Center, we take a deep dive on risk and floods 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 Joe Rossi,
Joe Flood Insurance;
Rob Moore, Director of the Water and
Climate Team at NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council,
Josh Lippert, and finally Samantha Medlock,
Senior Counsel for the House Select Committee on the Climate
Crisis in the US Congress. We are going to learn about flooding and
risk with a special emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region and the
City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia!
· Dr. Carolyn
Kousky - Executive
Director, Wharton Risk Center
· Joe Rossi – Joe Flood Insurance
· Rob Moore - Director of the Water and Climate Team at NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council
· Josh Lippert– Floodplain manager for the City of Philadelphia
· Samantha Medlock - Senior Counsel for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in the US Congress
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/
Some Wharton Risk Center resources:
An Issue Brief entitled ‘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
Another Issue Brief entitled ‘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
The Wharton Risk Center’s resources on Flood Insurance webpage: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/flood-insurance/
The Wharton Risk Center’s Digital Dialogue on Improving Disaster Recovery: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/digital-dialogues/improvingdisasterrecovery/
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