RainReady practices are also highlighted by numerous government agencies, professional organizations, and non-profits. Below, we have listed a few of the national resources available to you. Although mostly written for specialist audiences, they can provide helpful guidance for anybody looking to become RainReady. We encourage you to explore them.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has several websites and a lot of resources on flooding, for which they have a dedicated website. The Agency is primarily focused on riverine rather than urban flooding. One publication we have found particularly helpful is called ‘Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding: A Guide for Communities’.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an extensive resource library on nature-based Rain Ready solutions, which are often described as green infrastructure. This includes information on funding, financing, and planning.
- Army Corps of Engineers has an extensive resource library on RainReady building improvements. The agency focuses on insurance, wet and dry flood-proofing, and buyout and acquisition.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has extensive resources on RainReady strategies related to climate adaptation, including case studies, scientific research, and outreach materials.
- American Water Works Association is a scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water. They have extensive resources utility managers and government officials.
- Water Environment Federation has helpful resources on stormwater management.
- Alliance for Water Efficiency is dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.
- US Water Alliance is focused on sustainable and integrated approaches to water management.
- Center for Neighborhood Technology has carried out research and practice on urban water management, much of which is highlighted through this website.
- American Rivers has helpful resources on nature-based RainReady solutions, often described as green infrastructure.
- Natural Resources Defense Council has helpful resources on a variety of water-related issues, from pollution to efficiency to the water-energy nexus.
- Low Impact Development Center has numerous publications focused on land-use and engineering techniques that protect urban water systems.
- Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction is a Canadian organization with many flooding-related resources for homeowners, business, and communities.
- American Red Cross has helpful resources on both drought and flood preparedness. It even has a smartphone app for flood safety.
- National Wildlife Federation has a lot of information about conserving water resources and about global warming's effect on extreme weather, including flooding and drought.
- American Association of Landscape Architects has good resources on nature-based RainReady solutions, often described as green infrastructure.
- Center for Watershed Protection has many resources on responsible watershed practices, including stormwater management techniques.
- Congress for the New Urbanism is a dedicated to promoting walkable and mixed-use neighborhoods, and it supports green infrastructure improvements for water management.