Wind and Flood Mitigation: The FAIR Foundation serves as a resource for both the public and private sectors to integrate the effects of climate change and catastrophic risk from wind and water events on risk management, the economic cost benefits of mitigation, and the overall impacts on community viability post catastrophe.
The Foundation collaborated with the Southeast Florida Regional Compact for Climate Change and its members representing the Florida counties of Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, on a one-day workshop, Climate Resilience – Wind & Flood Mitigation, held on July 26, 2016 at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie, Florida.
The workshop’s objective was to educate public officials, policy makers and property owners on wind and flood mitigation improvements that increase safety, lower insurance and reinsurance rates, and increase community viability after a hurricane event.
Interactive panel discussions discussed:
Mitigation efforts are critical in reducing risks, enhancing post catastrophe community viability, improving safety, and making coastal areas more resilient against climate factors.
Previously, the Foundation’s hosted a successful workshop based on the “Role of Catastrophe Reinsurance in Wind Exposed Regions“, held on April 28th, 2016. Many industry professionals and guest speakers were in attendance.