Columbia Global Flood Initiative

Are your feet wet? Here’s a good resource on flooding:
The Columbia Global Flood Initiative is one of the first to consider climate factors involved in the forecasting of flood risk from a global perspective, and to design strategies for the planning and implementation of risk mitigation measures at this scale. A local approach to flood risk typically treats floods as a consequence of a random or unpredictable extreme hydrometeorological event – a storm with high winds and rain that leads to water surge and inundation. A global approach seeks to understand floods in relation to the organization of the broader climate system. Such an approach can help us refine our understanding of why and when it floods in many regions in the same season and how these phenomenon can be predicted and analyzed to improve local protection while also assessing and reducing risks to global supply chains.