Press Contact

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

In the news

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.