Flood Apex Program

Flood Apex Program

The Flood Awareness Apex applies new and emerging technologies to improve community resilience from flood disasters. Our goals are to reduce flood fatalities and property losses, as well as enhance community-wide resiliency to disruptive flood events.


The Department of Homeland Security’s Flood Apex Program was created at the request of the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to bring together new and emerging technologies designed to increase communities’ resilience to disruptive flood events and reduce fatalities and property losses. Flood Apex focuses on three goals for improving the performance of the flood management community. Each of these can be addressed to a significant extent by transitioning new technologies, new analytics and new policy approaches that leverage the R&D advances that Flood Apex is sponsoring and partnering on.

  • Improve Disaster Response and Event Management
  • Enhance Individual and Business Flood Resilience
  • Enhance Community Resilience and functional recovery

Research has now been largely completed. The program will be expanding its community pilots and operational experiments to support final R&D and transition activities in alignment with the program lifecycle. For transition, Flood Apex is working intensively with FEMA and other transition partners to plan for hand-offs of Flood Apex material solutions and knowledge products.

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To mitigate the impact of flood disasters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has initiated multiple projects across the nation through its Flood Apex Program.

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