Adaptation and Resilience
Communities around the world are experiencing the impacts of climate change, from coastal flooding due to sea-level rise to extreme storms and heat waves. RFF experts are evaluating strategies to enhance resilience to extreme weather events and encourage effective community adaptation.
Nature-Based Flood Solutions and the National Flood Insurance Program
This issue brief examines how the National Flood Insurance Program could reduce premiums by incorporating nature-based solutions.
Trends and Solutions in Wildfire Management
After a centuries-long history of intentionally suppressing wildfires in the United States, land managers now are recognizing that new strategies of coexisting with fires may be necessary—and more realistic.
Wetlands, Flooding, and the Clean Water Act
What is a wetland worth? A recent working paper estimates the value of wetlands in flood mitigation in the United States.
Assessing the design and application of policies to build resilience
Hurricanes and Flooding
Studying the impacts of hurricanes and flooding on people and the environment
Insurance and Disaster Aid
Examining ways to make insurance options more affordable
Examining costs and benefits to inform investment and implementation
Analyzing how communities, land managers, and policymakers can mitigate wildfire disasters
Margaret A. Walls
Margaret Walls is a senior fellow at RFF. Her current research focuses on issues related to resilience and adaptation to extreme events, ecosystem services, and conservation, parks and public lands.
Leonard A. Shabman
Len Shabman is a Senior Fellow at RFF. His current work balances time spent in research with advisory activities in order to have a direct bearing on the design and execution of water and related resources policy.
Matthew Wibbenmeyer is a fellow at RFF. His research seeks to understand climate impacts and climate mitigation policies related to the forest and land sectors, with a special focus on wildfire.
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