Executive Director Chad Berginnis is a panelist at a briefing on The Hill
called, “The NFIP: Critical Issues and Needed Reforms.” You can watch it live
today, from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern here: https://www.eesi.org/livecast.
along with Diane Horn (Analyst in Flood Insurance and Emergency Management,
Government and Finance Division, Congressional Research Service) and Samantha
Medlock, (Executive Vice President, North America Head of Capital, Science
& Policy, Willis Towers Watson; Adjunct Professor of Law, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, will provide a basic understanding of the NFIP,
its history, challenges and reforms needed. They panel will also highlight new
strategies for improving NFIP's financial stability and reducing the impacts of
future floods on vulnerable populations and communities.
The briefing, organized
by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, generally attracts congressional staff (occasionally a member of Congress will attend), but the briefing is open to the policy
community at large and there’s usually a mix of federal agencies, state/local
government, foreign government, public interest groups, industry, academia and
media. EESI will make a video and/or audio recording of the event available at www.eesi.org/050719nfip for its online audience.