New York

“Communicating a common understanding of resiliency”

Challenges are posed to communications before, during, and after a flood event.

In anticipating flood, and building resiliency, it is essential for all stakeholders to share a common understanding of the risks and their implications. Although efforts continue to be made at outreach and capacity building, more can be done to make information accessible―a flood risk 101.

A profusion of information must be negotiated in navigating a flood event. Consolidating, and filtering, this information can better serve users—whether government decision makers, first responders, community groups, or private citizens ―a Bloomberg, or ESPN, for flood.

In the event of a disruption or failure, what alternative systems of communication are at our disposal? How can we build resiliency in our communications?