Albert Slap

Albert Slap

Albert J. Slap is president and co-founder of Coastal Risk Consulting, a geospatial technology, modeling and analytics company located in Plantation, FL. Coastal Risk is the first company to provide millions of coastal homeowners in the U.S., as well as businesses and local governments, with online, state-of-the-art, climate risk assessments at an affordable price. Coastal Risk is committed to helping coastal residents get climate-ready and storm-safe by providing the tools needed for informed flood-risk decision-making today and decades into the future.

Prior to launching Coastal Risk, Slap was a nationally recognized, environmental attorney and law professor. Over the years, Slap used America’s environmental laws to protect public health and the environment by stopping water and air pollution, stopping toxic waste dumping and forcing local governments to replace aging and polluting sewer infrastructure. His Clean Water Act citizen suits brought billions of dollars of re-investment in wastewater treatment plants and created tens of thousands of construction jobs.

Slap wrote numerous legal articles and book chapters on environmental issues. He served as a board member of the Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter, director of the Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program and member of the Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Advisory Board ( He was a board member and general counsel of Friends of the Everglades. In 2014, Slap was the recipient of the prestigious Marjory Stoneman Douglas “Defender of the Everglades Award.”

Recent Articles by Albert Slap

FEMA Flood Maps Aren’t Good Enough

FEMA flood maps are not particularly glamorous or technologically exciting. They have done their work for many years and, provided that they are up to date, are an effective way of communicating a generalized level of flood risk. FEMA flood maps have been the primary, flood insurance underwriting tool for the National Flood Insurance Program […]

Future of Flood Insurance

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria laid bare fundamental inadequacies of the current flood insurance program in the U.S. Too few homeowners had flood insurance in place. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood maps were inadequate to encompass actual flood risks and, even more importantly, outreach programs by FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) […]

Getting to ‘Resilient’ After Harvey and Irma

Before any “lessons learned” speechifying, we should first pray for those who lost their lives and family members and homes and livelihoods to the nearly “biblical storms” Harvey and Irma. For those still in shelters and still being rescued, we wish them Godspeed. There are so many lessons from these two storms. Where to begin? […]

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