Supporting state leaders to craft resilience strategies

The State Resilience Partnership is a network of organizations — convened by the American Flood Coalition — that brings together the best practices and expertise in state-level flood resilience.

Since 2010, every state has had at least one presidential disaster declaration related to flooding, costing our nation more than $800 billion in damages and economic losses.

State governments are critical in preventing and protecting against flooding: They provide state-scaled plans, policies, and programs that bridge the gap between federal resources and local needs.

But while recent state initiatives have eliminated barriers between levels of government, there has been no established practice or network of experts to inform statewide resilience efforts.

How we see it

The Partnership addresses the need for a comprehensive approach to flood resilience by offering resources, expertise, and curated research across five core components of state flood protection.

Leadership and Accountability

Who leads flood resilience in the state, and what authorities do they need?

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Data and Risk Assessment

How does the state determine who and what is at risk of flooding?

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Strategic Planning

What is the state’s strategy for reducing flood risk and building resilience?

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Funding and Finance

How does the state pay for flood resilience?

Statewide Standards

How can the state incentivize and institutionalize flood resilience?

Recent resources

Iowa’s Approach to Reducing Flood Risk

A case study of the Iowa Flood Center’s use of modeling to encourage data-driven decision making.

Considerations for Regional Flood Modeling

Guidance for developing regional hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.

Flood Resilience Checklist for State Planners

Better prepare your state for flooding and sea level rise.