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Publication Date: 25th June 2020

Authors: Maryam Golnaraghi, Swenja Surminski and Carolyn Kousky

Based on a major Geneva Association study on flood risk management in mature economies, this report gives an overview of the current systems in the United States, England and Germany. It finds that the need to build resilience to floods is recognised as a priority in all three countries but that the approach often remains reactive, rather than anticipatory, in reality. It also offers recommendations for governments, insurers, businesses and households to improve flood risk management systems in light of the changing risk landscape.

The country-specific reports are available at:

Reports on Australia and Canada are forthcoming.

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