Flood insurance in need of modernization in the US

Flood Insurance Report

Report highlights the need to modernize flood insurance The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program is archaic, according to a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. The report suggests that the flood insurance program is in dire need of modernization and could benefit from better risk management practices in the future. Researchers indicate that how the program manages risks associated with properties behind flood levees is one example of how outdated the program actually is. NFIP risk management seen as outdated In improving its…

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More investment in nanotechnology research needed, says National Research Council

Scientists from the National Research Council in the U.S. are urging insurers to invest more money in studying nanotechnology. The technology has advanced significantly in the past decade and now holds major promise in medical applications and consumer products. Council scientists say that the potential health hazards of the technology are not yet fully understood and that an additional $24 million a year is required to fill in the knowledge shortfall. Without an intimate understand of the risks associated with nanotechnology, consumers could face unforeseen dangers that will have a…

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