Texas A&M University at Galveston Professor Sam Brody testified in a recent U.S. Senate hearing on reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), urging the committee to not only reauthorize the program, but expand it using existing sources, emphasizing the importance of being proactive.

Brody, a Regents Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science, appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs last month. He is a renowned expert on flood and natural disaster mitigation, and coastal environmental planning.

Read more from Andrea Bolt with Texas A&M University at Galveston here.