Nexus Alpha USA References


Previsico – Water Companies



  • FEMA classifies nearly 9 million U.S. properties as having substantial risk, requiring them to carry federal flood insurance

Previsico – Energy Companies

  • If climate change brings significant sea- level rise (as many models predict), that raises new vulnerabilities for power plants in the U.S.

  • Nine nuclear-power plants are located within two miles of the ocean.*

  • 8,625 power plants are sited near shorelines to have access to water.*

  • According to the Department of Energy, 44 power plants were in flooded areas during Hurricane Irene and 69 during Hurricane Sandy. *

  • During these hurricanes, eight nuclear power plants had to shut down or reduce service.*

  • When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017, wind and catastrophic flooding knocked down or damaged more than 6,200 distribution poles and 850 transmission structures. 21.4 gigawatts of generation were affected.*

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Previsico – Flood Forecasting

  • An estimated 1.81 billion people, or 23% of the world population, face significant flood risk. Low-income countries are disproportionately exposed to flood risks and more vulnerable to disastrous long-term impacts.

  • In 2020, approximately 34.2 million people worldwide were impacted by flooding, including being injured or losing their homes.

  • 4 in every 10 people exposed to flood risk globally live in poverty.

  • Flood risks are a near universal threat, affecting people in all 188 countries

  • New construction can increase flood risk, especially if it changes natural runoff paths

  • Across Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean flood exposure ranges between 9% to 20% of the population.

All references provided by the World Bank