About FloodWise Communities
FloodWise Communities helps cities and towns plan for extreme weather events and impacts on stormwater systems, and tests and improves methods and technologies to engage practitioners. The program is funded by the National Academy of Sciences and has three goals:
Help communities plan for extreme weather events and their impacts to stormwater systems.
Participating communities receive training and support to complete a customized, guided, step-by-step vulnerability assessment for their local stormwater system. The vulnerability assessment uses a web-based tool and incorporates tailored local data.
Test which technologies, tools, and forms of engagement better help communities use data in local planning processes.
We hope to understand which strategies (like our step-by-step tool, webinars, and online tutorials) work best to help practitioners and researchers and inform emergency management, hazard mitigation, and capital improvement planning.
Use what we learn to improve our tools and strategies.
As we learn about participating cities’ experiences with FloodWise Communities, we’ll improve our tools and strategies to support the planning needs of communities in the Gulf and across the United States.
The FloodWise team is comprised of scientists, researchers, and practitioners, all dedicated to help communities face the issues of extreme weather events.