The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established the Flood Risk Management Program in May of 2006 for two primary purposes:
- To work across the agency to focus the policies, programs and expertise of the Corps toward reducing overall flood risk, including reducing the risk of loss of life, reducing long-term economic damages to the public and private sector, and improving the natural environment.
- To convene and facilitate dialogue at all levels of government and with other key interests (e.g., national organizations and the private sector) to develop a national vision for flood risk management.
The flood risk management mission is one of the Corps’ three core Civil Works mission areas. The Corps seek to reduce the threat to life and property from riverine flooding and coastal storms.