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February 26, 2021

H.R. 1437, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation (PRECIP) Act

Legislation

H.R. 1437, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation (PRECIP) Act 

Endorsements

American Public Works Association (APWA)

American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

"ASCE applauds Chairwoman Sherrill for introducing the PRECIP Act, a bill that is vital as we work to ensure our infrastructure is resilient to the impacts of climate change. The nation’s civil engineers require the most up to date data when they are designing critical infrastructure that protects public safety, such as dams and levees,  so we are pleased to see the PRECIP Act prioritizes these investments. We look forward to working with the Chairwoman to see this critical legislation implemented."

Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

“The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is thrilled to see the issues of rainfall estimation, flood warning, and flood risk communication being comprehensively addressed by the FLOODS and PRECIP acts.  By leveraging the capability and scale of the federal government to comprehensively address these basic data collection and dissemination functions we can make meaningful progress in our fight against escalating flood impacts to our homes, businesses, communities, and citizens."

Geospatial Equipment & Technology Institute (GETI)

Iowa Flood Center

Jacobs

National Flood Association

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

Pew Charitable Trusts

Union of Concerned Scientists

“As the climate changes and the severity and frequency of extreme precipitation events rise in most regions of the country, this bill will help ensure communities get the information they need to be safer. New research has revealed that increases in extreme rainfall in the US caused $73 billion in flood damages over the last 30 years, a full third of total flood damage costs during that timeframe. By enabling NOAA to provide consistent updates to precipitation data based on the latest science, the PRECIP Act will help us plan for a climate ready future.”

US Geospatial Executives Organization (U.S. GEO)

the Waterfront Alliance

"Having accurate, nationally-available climate data is critical, particularly in forms that are usable by the designers and engineers who build our infrastructure, and Cities that experience flood risk. Through WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines), we work closely with design, risk, and real estate sectors to build resilient waterfront communities. The availability of regularly updated NOAA precipitation data would significantly improve the ability of Cities, designers, and regulators across the country better prepare our coastal communities for climate change." - Cortney Worrall, President & CEO, Waterfront Alliance