Press Contact

Stephen F Eisenman, Director of Communications 6263943311 s-eisenman@northwestern.edu.

In the news

What 500,000 Americans hit by floods can teach us about fighting climate change. The Guardian. August 30th.

Alliance of Flood Survivors Launch Nationwide Campaign of Community Action Called “United Flooded States of America”. The Insider, An exclusive publication for ASFPM members. July 2019.

Flood survivors join forces to change policy, fight climate change. Citizens’ Climate Lobby News. July 18, 2019.

Women Are Fighting Flooding Crisis in the US. Human Rights Watch, July 1, 2019. Article by Skye Wheeler of the Women’s Rights Division.

Stop building on floodplains, say flood-hit U.S. families. Yahoo News, June 24, 2019. By Sebastien Malo, Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Commentary: Stop building in floodplains. Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2019. Commentary by Aa Executive Director, Harriet Festing.

Stop Building in Floodplains. The Progressive, June 18, 2019. An Op-Ed by Aa Executive Director, Harriet Festing.

Flooding in the Chicago area has been so bad in the past decade that only places ravaged by hurricanes sustain more damage. Chicago Tribune, May 10, 2019. The article highlights the story of Higher Ground member, Lori Burns.

Flood survivors are identifying the root causes of repeated flooding. Ensia, April 23, 2019. The article highlights several of the community leaders involved with our initiative, Higher Ground.

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam. National Geographic, January 9, 2019. Our initiative, Higher Ground (formerly Flood Forum USA), is described as a “Match.com for flooded towns and scientists.”

The Year That Was and Wasn’t. The Morning News, December 18, 2018. Writer, Elizabeth Rush, describes “broad climate coalitions are coming to the fore from Higher Ground (formerly Flood Forum USA) to the Sunrise Movement and the push for a Green New Deal.”

Climate Change Could Cause More Sewage Backups. Yale Climate Connections, November 20, 2018. The article features Lori Burns, flood survivor advocate and Aa Board of Director.


Other resources

HIGHER GROUND on youtube 

We have a growing library of videos on flooding, including raw footage of flooding and its impact on communities, and the incredible bravery and resilience of the affected communities we work with.