Forerunner Blog
A collection of stories from our team, insights from our users, and resources for your community.
Everything We've Learned About Risk Rating 2.0
Our team has been tracking Risk Rating 2.0 and new developments in flood insurance – here's what we know about its components, existing concerns, and emergent issues.
May 26, 2020
Community Conversation: Learning Together with Becca Fricke-Croft
Becca chats with us about the role of trust in communicating risk and the importance of connecting dots (and humans!) in floodplain management.
May 11, 2020
Strategies for Better Government Document Management
Document management can be tricky when you're communicating across departments and providing access to residents. Here are some strategies to help.
April 22, 2020
What We Learned at the Florida Floodplain Managers Association's Annual Conference
FFMA held a virtual conference that covered topics ranging from flood risk communication to climate law and policy.
April 15, 2020
Resources For Governments Working From Home
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted how we socialize, travel, and work on a global scale. Here's what Forerunner has learned from local governments about their challenges & resources from how we work.
March 30, 2020
Tips For More Effective Flood Outreach
Effective flood outreach projects can increase engagement with local government programs.
March 27, 2020
Project Spotlight: Incentivizing flood vents with fee waivers
In 2017, the City of Cape May launched a program to encourage property mitigation with fee waivers. Learn more about how it was implemented and what lessons were learned in the pilot.
March 2, 2020
Resources For Developing Your CRS Program
Templates, precedents, and guides for lowering flood insurance premiums for your residents through CRS.
February 21, 2019
Data-Driven Government in the Context of Increasing Environmental Risk.
How can data be utilized to make better-informed decisions in the face of increasing climate and environmental risk? What is the role of software in this ecosystem?
February 18, 2020
Elevation Certificate Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Elevation Certificates are important floodplain management and flood insurance advocacy tools. They also contain valuable data that can be used to inform better government decision-making.
February 21, 2019
What We Learned at NOAA's Social Coast Forum
We attended NOAA's Social Coast Forum to learn about the exciting capacity-building work done by coastal researchers and practitioners across the country. Here's what we found.
February 20, 2020
What We Learned About Flood Risk From EfSI's 2019 Symposium
An interdisciplinary group was convened around the theme of "Making Communities More Resilient to Extreme Flooding". Here are some of our takeaways from the event.
February 21, 2019
Should My Community Participate in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS)?
Flood insurance costs are rising. CRS is a community-wide tool to lower premiums.
February 21, 2019
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