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Flood Program

Aerial view of city during a flood.

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Flood Awareness 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. Created at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Flood 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 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 is working intensively with FEMA and other transition partners to plan for hand-offs of Flood material solutions and knowledge products.

Watch the Flood Program video

Last Updated: 02/02/2023
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