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.
Who leads flood resilience in the state, and what authorities do they need?
How does the state pay for flood resilience?
How can the state incentivize and institutionalize flood resilience?