Flood risk intelligence
Accurately predicting global flood risk is essential to our future.
of global economic losses due to natural hazards are caused by flooding.
UNISDR, GAR 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, Making Development Sustainable: The Future of Disaster Risk Management.
The ten costliest floods between 1980 and 2014 caused the loss of 13,597 lives and an estimated US$187 billion in overall losses.
Munich R E 2015 Loss events worldwide 1980–2014, 10 costliest floods ranked by overall losses.
By 2030, estimates suggest that river flooding could affect 54 million people and expose $521 billion in GDP worldwide each year.
Analysis from the World Resources Institute.
In 2000, around 30% of global urban land – 200,000 square kilometres – was in high-frequency flood zones. By 2030, this will have risen to 40%.
2000: Urban land exposure
2030: Urban land exposure
As cities worldwide rapidly expand to meet the growing urban population, accurately mapping areas at risk from flooding has never been more important.
Changing global patterns of urban exposure to flood and drought hazards / BurakGüneralp, İnciGüneralp, YingLiu. 2015.
Our mission has been to create the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive flood risk map of the entire planet. This will transform risk assessment, planning decisions, emergency preparedness and disaster response.