Flooding is among the most serious and dangerous of all global risks, causing loss of life and damage to property, livelihoods, and economies. Flooding is also likely to intensify in the coming decades due to climate change. Additionally, economic growth and urbanization are putting more and more assets and people into flood-prone areas. Despite these dangers, flood risks are often underestimated and poorly managed due to the lack of data and actionable information, particularly in less-developed regions.
Aqueduct Floods is an online platform that measures riverine and coastal flood risks under both current baseline conditions and future projections in 2030, 2050, an 2080. In addition to providing hazard maps and assessing risks, Aqueduct Floods enables its users to conduct comprehensive cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the value of dike flood protection strategies.