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Urban flooding is caused by climate change, aging infrastructure, and diminishing permeable space in cities. This examination of data for the city of Chicago was undertaken to determine the prevalence, cost, and impact of flooding on communities of color in Chicago. In total, the 229,743 claims amounted to $433 million in payouts. 87% of flood damage insurance claims were paid in communities of color.
The Smart Water for Smart Regions initiative offers a blueprint for the responsible and sustainable utilization of water in the Great Lakes states, working with communities to minimize leaks and reduce flooding through cost-effective, coordinated solutions including.