Community Recovery and Resilience Leadership Forum a Success!

On October 24, 2018, we brought leaders in the risk mitigation community together to discuss:

  • The "Big One": It's coming, are we prepared? How ready are earthquake-prone areas for a major event? How prevalent is earthquake insurance?
  • The Future of Flood Insurance: What have we learned from the major events of the last two years?
  • The National Flood Insurance Program: What is NFIP doing to change its approach and is there a role for private flood insurance?
  • Protecting our Cities: Transferring catastrophe risk from taxpayers to Wall Street. In an era of ever more expensive disasters, how can governments protect their budgets and citizens at the same time?

    Pictured left to right are: John Huff (President & CEO, ABIR), Angela Nelson (Director, Division of Market Regulation, Missouri Department of Insurance), Roy Wright (President & CEO, IBHS) , Craig Tillman (President, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc./President, RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation)), Michael Cohen (Vice President, Government Affairs & Engagement, RenaissanceRe), Ray Lehman (Director, Finance, Insurance & Trade Policy R Street Institute), Samantha Medlock (SVP, Head of North America Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson), Brian Treece (Mayor, City of Columbia, Missouri), Michael Consedine (CEO, NAIC), Stephen Weinstein (SVP and Group General Counsel, RenaissanceRe/Chairman, RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation), Daniel Stander (Global Managing Director, RMS), Jenn Fogel-Bublick (Partner, Capitol Counsel) and Nancy Watkins (Principal, Consulting Actuary, Milliman).

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  • ARTICLES

    "North Carolina's New Outlook on Climate Resilience", by Rob Moore, NRDC – June 6, 2019
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    "FEMA to Release a Flood of Insurance Data", by Anna Weber, NRDC– June 6, 2019
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    "How a watchdog whitewashed its oversight of FEMA's disaster response with 'feel good' reports", by Lisa Rein and Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post- June 6, 2019
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    "Flood insurance program, in need of overhaul, gets two more weeks on life support", by Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel – June 4, 2019
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    " Millennials More Likely to Buy Flood Insurance Than Baby Boomers", by Insurance Journal – June 4, 2019
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    "Commentary: Give Charleston's nature a chance for climate resilience", by David Farren, Charleston Post and Courier – June 4, 2019
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    "As Hurricane Season Begins, 'Green' Flood Control Finds Support in Texas", by Tom Dart, City Lab – June 4, 2019
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    "Misguided Editorialists Try to Raise the Beach House Bailout from the Dead", by Ray Lehmann, Insurance Journal – June 3, 2019
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    " Why will FEMA spend as much in past 2 years as the previous 37? Here's how disaster aid works", Opinion Editorial, Brock Long, The Hill – June 3, 2019
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    "East Coast More Vulnerable to Stronger Hurricanes Because of Climate Change, Study Finds", by Ron Brackett, Weather Channel – June 3, 2019
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    "Senate Passes $19.1 Billion Deal on Disaster Aid", by Andrew Duehren, Wall Street Journal – May 23, 2019
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    "Forecasts Call for a Normal Hurricane Season, but 'It Only Takes One'", by John Schwartz, New York Times – May 23, 2019
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    "NOAA predicts 4 to 8 hurricanes in 2019 Atlantic season outlook, urging preparedness", by Jason Samenow, Washington Post - May 23, 2019
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    "Deadly extreme weather is the new normal", Opinion Editorial by Jeff Schlegelmilch, The Hill - - May 23, 2019
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    "Reform federal flood insurance", Opinion Editorial by Andrew Whitaker, Charleston Post and Courier – May 21, 2019
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    "In Flood-Hit Midwest, Mayors See Climate Change as a Subject Best Avoided", by Mitch Smith and John Schwartz, New York Times – May 15, 2019
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    "Coral reefs save us from flooding. We must save them from destruction", Opinion Editorial by Michael W. Beck, Miami Herald – May 15, 2019
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    "How Homes Are Being Built, Raised to Withstand Extreme Weather", by Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Prashant Gopal, Insurance Journal – May 13, 2019
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    "Top Democrat calls for GAO to investigate climate threat", by Miranda Green, The Hill – May 13, 2019
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    "Texas Moves Closer to Boosting Private Flood Market", by Ray Lehmann, Insurance Journal – May 12, 2019
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    "NFIP seems determined to thwart its own goals", by Craig Poulton, Property Casualty 360 - May 10, 2019
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    "Facing Floods, Towns Call for New Controls on the Great Rivers", by Joe Barrett and Erin Ailworth, Wall Street Journal – May 10, 2019
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    "Most homeowners do not have flood insurance", by Steve Randall, Mortgage Professional America – May 9, 2019
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    "Nine out of 10 homeowners lack sufficient flood insurance – study", by Ryan Smith, Insurance Business America – May 9, 2019
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    "New York City Dangerously Unprepared for Next Superstorm, Official Says", by Pam Wright, The Weather Channel – May 9, 2019
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    "Report Knocks New York City's Slow Spending of Superstorm Sandy Money", by Katie Honan, Wall Street Journal – May 9, 2019
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    "Midwestern Floods Pit Communities Against One Another as Levees Rise Ever Higher", by Mitch Smith, New York Times – May 7, 2019
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    "Lawmakers Must Help the Nation Prepare for Future Floods, Promote Resilience", Opinion Editorial by Colin O'Mara, Morning Consult – May 3, 2019
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    "FEMA chief calls for changing attitudes on storms", by Christopher Flavelle, Property Casualty 360 – May 1, 2019
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    "The $20+ billion market in private flood insurance is ripe for the taking", by Alicia Grzadkowska, Insurance Business – April 26, 2019
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    "Congress must deliver flood insurance program we need", Opinion Editorial by Rob Moore, Orlando Sentinel – April 26, 2019
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    "New Model Suggests Slower Decline of Glaciers", by Daniela Hernandez, Wall Street Journal – April 25, 2019
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    "Study: $76.4M in Texas Home Values Erased by Flooding Tied to Sea Level Rise", Insurance Journal - April 23, 2019
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    "Why Flooding Could be More Widespread and Severe This Summer", by Brian Donegan, The Weather Channel – April 23, 2019
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    "Fight Against Floods Enlists Supercomputers, Drones, Sonar", by Adrian Sainz and Jeff Martin, Insurance Journal – April 22, 2019
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    "Federal flood aid must not bailout bad decision making", Joshua Sewell, Opinion Contributor, The Hill – April 11, 2019
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    "'I Don't Want to Stay Here': Half a Million Live in Flood Zones, and the Government Is Paying", by Sarah Mervosh, New York Times – April 11, 2019
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    " The effects of natural disasters on insurers are coming home to roost", by Alicia Grzadkowska, Insurance Business – April 10, 2019
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    "Hurricanes, flooding likely to cause $54B in damage annually: CBO", by Niv Elis, The Hill - April 10, 2019
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    "The U.S. is Bracing for Another Big Storm-And More Flooding", by Leah Dunlevy, Pacific Standard - April 10, 2019
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    "Don't let rising seas drown the Marshall Islands", by Opinion Contributors Hilda Heine and Patrick Verkooijen, Washington Post – April 10, 2019
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    "AM Best: Most Homes in Midwest States Uninsured for Flooding", Insurance Journal – April 9, 2019
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    "Climate change could make insurance too expensive for ordinary people – report", by Arthur Neslen, The Guardian – March 21, 2019
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    "Midwest Floods of 2019-the latest disaster to learn from", by Rob Moore, NRDC – March 21, 2019
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    "The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams That May Be Outmatched by Climate Change", by Tyler J. Kelley, New York Times – March 21, 2019
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    "Republican lawmakers urge National Flood Insurance Program reform", by Douglas Clark, Financial Regulation News – March 21, 2019
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    "FEMA returns to capital markets for NFIP risk transfer", by Luke Gallin, Reinsurance News – March 21, 2019
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    "As FEMA rewrites flood insurance rules, 'the devil's in the details'", by Drew Broach, NOLA.com – March 19, 2019
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    "The Private Sector Is Returning to the Flood Insurance Game", by Thomas Frank, Scientific American – March 18, 2019
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    "NFIP unveils data-driven risk rating system", by Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance – March 18, 2019
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    "FEMA changes for flood insurance program put burden on riskiest properties", by Bloomberg News, NOLA.com – March 18, 2019
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    "Scientists warn of "inevitable sea level rise" as Antarctica ice melts", by Mark Phillips, CBS News – March 18, 2019
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    "NYC Mayor Proposes $10B Plan to Flood-Proof Manhattan as Climate Risk Grows", by Henry Goldman and Christopher Flavelle, Insurance Journal – March 15, 2019
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    "In California, Rising Seas Pose a Bigger Economic Threat Than Wildfires, Quakes", by Anne C. Mulkern, Scientific American – March 14, 2019
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    "National Flood Insurance Program needs long-term reauthorization to address key challenges", by Liam Sigaud, Opinion Contributor, The Hill – March 13, 2019
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    "New rule on private flood insurance is far from a sea change", by Alicia Grzadkowska, Insurance Business – March 6, 2019
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    "New GAO report evaluates climate change and cybersecurity policies at the federal level", by Beverly Banks, USA Today – March 6, 2019
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    "Is climate change already making hurricanes stronger?", by Sarah E. Fecht, Columbia University, Phys.org – March 6, 2019
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    "Opening the Door for Private Flood", by Matt Jung, Insurance Journal – March 4, 2019
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    "Reducing America's flood risk", Opinion Commentary by David I. Maurstad, Newsday – March 2, 2019
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