Residences along a winding coastline.
Reducing flood risk

Building resilience along coasts and watersheds

The problem: Climate change is making flooding from rivers, rain and the ocean more destructive. Around the world, more than 1.8 billion people are at risk from flooding, with low-income and marginalized communities at the most risk. Damage to natural protections like wetlands and risky economic development make the threat of flooding worse.

What we’re doing about it: We’re bringing natural flooding solutions to communities along the East and Gulf coasts of the U.S., the Mississippi River area and the Caribbean. Working with partners, we’re helping communities adapt better — especially those hit the hardest — fixing unfair flooding rules and making sure nature is valued in the process.

Coastal resilience resources

Dig deeper into our work with these resources for researchers, policymakers, journalists and communities.

Our coastal resilience experts

We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to forging coastal resilience. Meet some of the people who make it happen.

Media contact

Samantha Tausendschoen

(715) 220-9930 (office)