All pages with keywords: flood insurance

Promoting flood risk reduction: The role of insurance in Germany and England

Promoting flood risk reduction: The role of insurance in Germany and England

a research article by Swenja Surminski 5 October, 2017

Improving society’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding requires integrated, anticipatory flood risk management (FRM). However, most countries still focus their efforts on responding to … read more »


Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: a comparative study of Austria, England and Romania

Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: a comparative study of Austria, England and Romania

a research article by Swenja Surminski 4 September, 2017

In light of increasing losses from floods many researchers and policy makers are looking for ways to encourage flood risk reduction among communities, business, and households. In this study the authors investigate risk reduction behavior at the household level in three European Union (EU) Member States with fundamentally different insurance and compensation schemes. read more »


Homes could be priced out of flood cover

Homes could be priced out of flood cover

in the news Swenja Surminski 9 May, 2017

Irish Independent, 9 May 2017


‘Radical shift’ in data sharing needed for sustainable flood insurance in Ireland

Press release 8 May, 2017

The key to sustainable flood insurance is improved data sharing between Government, insurers and other sectors that hold data about flood risks, suggests a new report produced in collaboration with the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork. read more »


Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model

Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick 28 March, 2017

Jenkins, K., Surminski, S., Hall, J. and Crick, F. (2017) Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model. Science of the … read more »


What can the United States learn from the United Kingdom’s new flood reinsurance pool?

What can the United States learn from the United Kingdom’s new flood reinsurance pool?

a policy report by Swenja Surminski 15 February, 2017

The UK’s new Flood Re program has supported the private flood insurance market, but also demonstrates that flood insurance cannot be kept affordable without a concerted effort to reduce … read more »


Fit for Purpose and Fit for the Future? An Evaluation of the UK’s New Flood Reinsurance Pool

Fit for Purpose and Fit for the Future? An Evaluation of the UK’s New Flood Reinsurance Pool

a research article by Swenja Surminski 15 February, 2017

This paper evaluates the UK’s “Flood Re” program, including the roles of the public and private sectors, risk modeling and risk communication, technical underwriting, distributional aspects, and behavioral implications of … read more »


Strengthening the UK’s flood insurance partnership in the face of rising risks: what role for property developers?

a commentary by Florence Crick, Swenja Surminski 6 July, 2016

Florence Crick and Swenja Surminski outline ways in which property developers could help reduce flood insurance premiums. read more »


Forward-looking flood insurance? (Zukunftsorientierte Flutversicherung?)

Forward-looking flood insurance? (Zukunftsorientierte Flutversicherung?)

a research article by Swenja Surminski 14 June, 2016

Thoughts on the introduction of flood re in the United Kingdom. read more »


Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a working paper by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski 9 June, 2016

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »


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