Earth Institute Research Projects

Climate Informed Global Flood Risk Assessment

Lead PI: Dr. Upmanu Lall

Unit Affiliation: Columbia Water Center (CWC)

October 2012 - October 2013
Global ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The CWC has received funding from Chartis Insurance for a one-year project to develop innovative statistical methods for local and global flood risk estimation.

OUTCOMES: The initial pilot project will develop flood risk estimates for 6-12 regions across the world where recent mega-floods led to concerns.