The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has awarded Reveal’s Flood Thy Neighbor project one of its 2019 Communication Awards, which “recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public.” 

The project, a collaboration with ProPublica and Vox, showed how the U.S.’s levy system increases flood risks for neighboring towns.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners, who did an outstanding job communicating about complex issues related to science, technology and health in innovative ways that really capture people’s attention and imagination,” said May Berenbaum, chair of the awards selection committee and a professor of entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

The Flood Thy Neighbor team that won the award is Lisa Song, Al Shaw and Katie Campbell of ProPublica; Patrick Michels of Reveal; and Ranjani Chakraborty of Vox. They will be honored at a ceremony Oct. 16.