A comprehensive tool for assessing flood risk across the globe
Flood is one of the most devastating and costly of all natural disasters. The continuing rise in flood loss frequency and severity can be attributed to three main causes: climate change, globalisation and urbanisation. What's more, there are parts of the world where flood information is unreliable, inconsistent or outdated, or simply unavailable.
That's where our Global Flood Map breaks new ground. It's a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones across the globe. Unlike maps based solely on historical flood data, our innovative global flood map is built using hydrology and hydraulic science, and considers, amongst other factors, essential information like rainfall, evaporation, snowmelt and terrain.
Is your location located in a potential flood zone? View our Global Flood Map to find out.