Mitigation Investments and Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program
The National Flood Insurance Program is up for reauthorization in 2017. At the same time, the recently proposed federal budget includes rollbacks that eliminate funding for floodplain mapping, limit the ability to forecast extreme weather, and do away with programs that help prepare for and mitigate flooding. Panelists will discuss the reauthorization and the potential effects of proposed budget cuts for flood prone communities. They will also offer new ways to think about flood mitigation in the United States.