World Bank – International financial institution

Unique global partnership, the World Bank, use Fathom’s model outputs to validate reported flood events on the ground. 

They are five financial institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. There is a need to provide a measure of confidence in the reported impacts on the ground from flood events

The solution Fathom’s model outputs assisted the rapid impact assessment team in confirming that the order of magnitude of the (direct) damage reported per province conforms with the order of magnitude reported by the model

The results As the damage assessment on the ground is done in a very short timeframe, it is extremely useful to have the damage looked at from a different perspective

The World Bank gained outputs from Fathom-Global. This helped them in their understanding of the order of magnitude it is extremely useful. By leveraging this global dataset, the World Bank reported increased confidence in the rapid damage assessment results undertaken on the ground; as well as used the data to detect some discrepancies in provinces outside the study.

Quote Having data from Fathom provided the rapid assessment team confidence in the damage numbers being reported on the ground. Normally running models is time-consuming, however, if available quickly and at a reasonable cost, this type of data is extremely useful.

Related research

arrow-light-short-left
arrow light short right
Read More
Research Paper

Urbanizing the floodplain: global changes of imperviousness in flood-prone areas

Read More
Research Paper

Increased population exposure to Amphan-scale cyclones under future climates

Read More
Research Paper

A 30 m global map of elevation with forests and buildings removed

Read More
Research Paper

Flood Inundation Prediction

Read More
Research Paper

Design flood estimation for global river networks based on machine learning models

Read More
Research Paper

An assessment of large-scale flood modelling based on LiDAR data

Related case studies

View All
Read More
Featured

Texas Water Development Board

Texas Water Development Board uses Fathom data, and others, to accelerate the development of the first state-wide flood planning program in the absence of publicly available flood data.

Read More
Featured

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy worked with Fathom to understand flood risk and identify large scale exposure to flooding across different demographics and the impact of future climate scenarios.

Read More
Car in flood water

FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0

Fathom provided FEMA with a more accurate, up-to-date picture of US flood risk which informed how the NFIP prices insurance, using Fathom-US flood map.

Read More

Sompo International

Fathom provided Sompo International with detailed flood hazard information in order to support risk selection and portfolio management decisions for their international property, marine and energy portfolios.