Happy 10th birthday to
JBA’s leading flood maps!

2018 marked 10 years of JBA’s cutting-edge flood mapping.

The development of JBA flood maps began in the summer of 2007, when devastating floods hit the UK. The events highlighted the need for a more comprehensive UK flood map that accounted for all three flood types (river, coastal and surface water). Up until that point, UK insurance data was based only on river and coastal flood, despite surface water being a leading cause of flood damage.

As a result, JBA Risk Management® was established to continue JBA’s work in developing 5m UK flood maps, giving the insurance industry a full and complete picture of flood in the UK for all three flood types. These maps led the way in the industry and pioneered the technology needed to develop the maps in a usable way for insurers and reinsurers. 

Since this beginning, elevation data has developed significantly and technological advances have brought us to the 2018 UK Flood Map that supports our leading UK Flood models today. We have also developed flood maps worldwide; Europe and Asia, from 2009, and globally, from 2014. These maps are also utilised in our global catastrophe models.

Our maps are continually being improved and updated, using the latest research to remain at the forefront of flood risk management practices. Our recently updated Canada maps, for example, have utilised the latest methodology and techniques to improve the view of flood risk across the country. We have updated our France and Italy flood mapping to 5m resolution and also released our Florida Flood Maps at 5m resolution, the highest resolution data available for the state and the first in our contiguous US maps roll-out.

News &
Insights

News First Probabilistic Global Flood Model released by JBA

JBA is proud to announce the release of the first probabilistic global flood model available on the market, enabling management and quantification of the risk at any location worldwide for the first time.

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News Web recording: future flooding and the risk of doing nothing

In our latest web recording, JBA's Sarah Jones explores the potential future effects of climate change on flood risk and why re/insurers should start to consider the possible impacts on their business.

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Blog A shift in the modelling mindset

Gaps in flood model coverage, especially in high-risk regions, have meant insured losses remain high. A shift in the modelling mindset is needed to overcome these barriers and place the user at the centre of their risk management processes.

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News Climate Change Exercise in General Insurance Stress Test (GIST) from the PRA

For the first time the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has included a climate change component in the GIST stress test. Learn how JBA can offer help in addressing this climate change excercise.

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