USACE recognizes resilience as a fundamental necessary characteristic of its systems and operations and has long incorporated resilience into planning, designing, constructing, and operating its flood risk management projects. USACE delivers innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions to the Nation’s flood risk challenges, contributing to local communities’ resiliency across the U.S.
In an era of increasingly frequent and powerful storms, the FRM mission is more important than ever. Riverine and coastal flooding impact millions of people both directly (e.g., bodily harm, property damage) and indirectly (e.g., supply chain interruptions).
USACE’s FRM activities extend beyond riverine and coastal storm risk management projects and infrastructure. Through research and development, technology transfer, and stakeholder engagement, USACE supports the implementation of nonstructural and natural and nature-based FRM solutions to help communities in improving their resiliency.
Making flood risk management infrastructure more resilient requires a collaborative effort between government agencies, industry, and public/private partnerships. Resilience offers a way to reduce negative consequences from riverine floods and coastal storms, and USACE helps communities reduce risk within our mission areas and authorities, such as preparedness, floodplain management, emergency response/recovery, and adaptation techniques. USACE is committed to working with community and interagency partners and integrating public-private partnerships into our business processes, when feasible.