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JBA works with organisations across the International Development sector to improve awareness and management of flooding and support strategies to reduce risk and increase resilience - increasingly vital in light of the growing threat posed by flooding and climate change.

Working with local and industry collaborators who bring insight into other natural hazards, socio-economic impacts and country-specific expertise, JBA provides cutting-edge flood risk intelligence to support international development objectives. 

Partners include international financial institutions such the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, non-governmental organisations, local governments and conservation organisations.

Across JBA our expertise includes:

  • Flood risk modelling and analytics
  • Catastrophe modelling and loss/impact assessment
  • Impact-based flood forecasting and Decision Support Systems
  • Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM)
  • Nature-Based Solutions (NBS)
  • Disaster Risk Financing and insurance mechanisms
  • Institutional capacity building and training.

JBA global flood modelling: Areas modelled in just the last 12 months 

Tools available

JBA’s Global Flood Model is the first of its kind, offering the unique ability to assess flood risk at any location in the world. Underpinned by FLY Technology, the model offers unprecedented flexibility and can be adjusted to meet specific needs, including the incorporation of additional local data. The model can be used to assess a variety of flood impacts, including population affected, economic costs, and damage to infrastructure.

The model can also be combined with Flood Foresight, JBA’s flood forecasting system, to help predict the impacts of upcoming flood events.

How can JBA tools help you?

There is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to a complex peril like flood. JBA is committed to working with organisations to produce bespoke solutions for their individual needs and our flood data can be used in a number of ways.

Results may be used to select anticipatory actions such as preemptive relocation of assets or aid, selective evacuations and construction of temporary flood defences.

Outputs can also be used in disaster risk financing and parametric insurance schemes to build economic resilience to flooding. Results can be used to set pay-out thresholds to ensure communities receive insurance pay-outs immediately after a flood event when they are most needed. Read more about JBA’s role in Parametric insurance.

Find out more about some of our projects and International Development work below:


You can explore the importance of risk analytics and risk modelling for disaster risk reduction in more depth in the recent Insurance Development Forum and InsuResilience Global Partnership report, contributed to by JBA.

We also work with local organisations to develop the skills and training required to use the flood data in long-term sustainability strategies.


If you're interested in how our work can help you with your flood risk management objectives, get in touch using the form above or email the team.

About JBA

JBA Risk Management works in the International Development sector alongside the rest of the JBA Group. The JBA Group is a family of companies renowned for expertise in the management of flood, environmental and other risks. We are leaders in research and its application, in consultancy services and in the provision of products, data and analytics. But more than that, we are a client-led company, and have worked with most of the leading businesses, charities and government organisation in our sector.

We have over 600 specialists working in 10 countries across the world, and pride ourselves on being able to bring international expertise without the bureaucracy and inflexibility of some large consultancies.

Explore International Development across JBA Group.

& Clients We
Work With

We value collaboration and sharing which is why we work with a wide range of clients every day. From major insurers, reinsurers and resellers to governments, property search companies and mortgage surveyors, we are committed to providing the right information for your business to manage and mitigate risk.

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Our flood maps, pricing data and catastrophe models can be used at the point of underwriting and risk selection across the property market.


Our data is used by some of the world’s largest reinsurers to manage their global flood risk, enabling consistent reinsurance pricing, capital management and portfolio design.

Parametric Insurance

JBA is uniquely placed to offer high resolution flood data to support global parametric product structuring and monitoring.

Property Search & Mortgage Sectors

We work with the property search and mortgage sectors to assess flood risk at a local level, with our maps allowing you to analyse at building and site level for flood exposure.

International Development

Our flood data helps organisations across the International Development sector to improve awareness and management of flooding, and supports the implementation of mitigating strategies to reduce risk and increase resilience.