In Brief: Colorado launches natural disaster cost calculator

The Future Avoidance Cost Explorer, a web-based dashboard launched this spring, is the result of a collaborative effort between the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other state agencies. The dashboard, also known as FACE:Hazards, is a proactive attempt to explore Colorado’s resiliency in the face of disaster.

Dashboard users can view the estimated economic costs of natural hazards under various scenarios out to 2050. They can adjust variables to explore degrees of population growth and climate change, look at economic sectors like agriculture or recreation, and examine the impacts different programs have on disaster resilience.

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