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Flood insurance for my own house?

Being a new immigrant family to the United States, there's no doubt that I need to learn a lot ...

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Earthquake insurance - relief when it is most needed

Time and time again, as our industry watches the news of an earthquake striking somewhere on the planet we're ...

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Fit for flood: improved modeling fuels market growth

The story of Alberto Castañeda of Katy, Texas, is a cautionary tale. He dropped his flood insurance last year so ...

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A different type of flood alert

Imagine you are sitting at home one night after dinner while a hurricane whips outside your door and rain pounds ...

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Sovereign risk transfer for developed countries? Absolutely!

Sovereign risk transfer is still a relatively new financial tool for the public sector. Benefits have been promoted mainly in ...

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An Act of God? No Sir, an Act of Man

With the huge impacts of Irma, Harvey and Maria, the Atlantic Hurricane Season got extensive media coverage[1] last year ...

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A surge of optimism in flood modeling

The upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1,  will be another big test of our ability to create a ...

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Asia Pacific nations united in tackling disaster risk

From earthquakes along the Ring of Fire to landfalling category 5 typhoons, countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world ...

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Earthquakes do not read codes

A recent article in the New York Times "San Francisco's Big Seismic Gamble" sheds light on the uncertainties associated ...

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If you don’t get climate change, climate change will get you

Every week, it seems, a new report comes out furnishing new evidence of the potentially devastating impact of climate change ...

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Volatility of volatility of climate

In the past month, three leading economists and central bankers have turned their attention in a public address to the ...

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Making ASEAN more resilient by closing the Protection Gap

Today, high ranking officials of all ten ASEAN member states convened in Singapore for the 4th ASEAN Finance Ministers' and ...

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Italy: Our natural catastrophe story nine years after the L'Aquila Earthquake

LET'S LOOK BACK …6 April 2009. 5.9 on the Richter magnitude scale, 309 fatalities, 1'600 people injured ...

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The epidemiology of risk accumulation

Surely I did not come up with the title phrase of this story. I borrow it from an Australian physicist ...

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