AECOM Develops Study Addressing Riverine and Coastal Flood Response to Climate Change

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AECOM Develops Study Addressing Riverine and Coastal Flood Response to Climate Change

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AECOM won two Climate Change Business Journal Awards for its work on “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program Through 2100” study.

AECOM was selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program through 2100,” a study addressing riverine and coastal flood response to climate change in order to reduce the risk of flood damage.

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AECOM was selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program Through 2100,” a study addressing riverine and coastal flood response to climate change in order to reduce the risk of flood damage.

Long-term erosion influenced by sea-level rise may cause shorelines in coastal areas to shift. By 2100, ignoring this shift could result in a 40-percent increase in special flood hazard areas in riverine and coastal environments across the United States (subject to regional variability).

As a leading advocate and consultant for climate change mitigation and adaptation, AECOM was selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program Through 2100,” a study addressing riverine and coastal flood response to climate change.

“With a goal of identifying increasingly hazardous coastal areas and reducing the risk of flood damage to people and property, the study recommends options intended to increase the National Flood Insurance Program’s long-term viability,” said AECOM’s Scott Edelman, director, water.

Continued Mark Crowell, FEMA project manager, “The climate change study may be one of the most important studies that FEMA conducts over the next year or so — if not the next decade.”

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About AECOM
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com

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Ed Mayer
Vice President, Corporate Communications
732.564.3380
Ed.Mayer@aecom.com

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