Speakers addressed critical issues, discussed past mistakes, and presented proposals for protecting Houston region and Bay Area residents from dangerous, deadly storms like Hurricanes Harvey and Ike.
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Forum Videos and Presentations
- Dr. George Guillen – Houston-Bay Area Storm Water Flood Forum Agenda
- Dr. Andre Droxler – 1. Global Warming-Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey
- Stephen Costello – 2. Hurricane Harvey Impacts
- Dr. John Jacob – 3. Planning for Community Resilience
- John Branch – 4. Looking For Answers – Exploration Green
- Lisa Gonzalez – 5. Planning for Community Resilience
- Bob Stokes – 6. Storm Surge Protection Concepts & Concerns
- Brandt Mannchen – 7. Sierra Club
- Col. Leonard Waterworth – 8. TAMU Texas Atlas
- Jim Blackburn – 9. Let’s Talk About Flooding
Speaker Responses to Questions
Watch this space for responses to questions submitted during the forum!
Additional Information and Resources
- Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium – The Greater Houston area’s leading researchers come together to translate data into actionable information to help guide decision-makers during the region’s redevelopment.
- SSPEED Center – The SSPEED Center’s mission is to educate the Gulf Coast region by increasing public awareness of the risks associated with severe storms and hurricanes. We also inform the public about structural and non-structural mitigation strategies at all scales for the region.
- Houston Advanced Research Center – HARC is a nonprofit research hub providing independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers. We are focused on building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish.
- Environmental Institute of Houston at UHCL – The Environmental Institute Houston provides access to environmental information to the university and the community through activities, seminars and presentations that spotlight topics of vital importance to students, citizens, teachers and technical audiences.
- Galveston Bay Foundation – The mission of the Galveston Bay Foundation is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come.
- Sierra Club – Houston Group – Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
- Nature ruled, man reacted. Hurricane Harvey was Houston’s reckoning – Houston Chronicle Developing Storm | Part 1
- Houston comes together to figure out flooding – Houston Chronicle
- To fight flooding in Houston, we have to think big – Houston Chronicle
- Emmett calls for sweeping changes to region’s flood control strategy – Houston Chronicle
- Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale – The New York Times
- 12 Steps Houston Can Take to Address Our Flooding Problem – Jim Blackburn for the Houston Chronicle
- Reclaiming golf courses could help Houston fight the next Hurricane Harvey – Washington Post
- Living With Houston Flooding – Jim Blackburn
|Stephen Costello||Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston, “Flood Czar”|
|Brandt Mannchen||Sierra Club – Houston Group|
|Jim Blackburn||Co-Chair SSPEED Center, Rice University|
|John Branch||President, Clear Lake City Water Authority|
|Col. Leonard Waterworth||Executive Professor, Marine Administration Department, TAMU|
|Lisa Gonzalez||President/CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center|
|Dr. John Jacob||Director, Texas Coastal Watershed Program, TAMU|
|Bob Stokes||Director, Galveston Bay Foundation|
|Dr. Andre Droxler||Director, Center for the Study of Environment and Society, Rice University|
|Dr. George Guillen – Host||Director, Environmental Institute of Houston at UHCL|
Want to learn more about our speakers? Check out their bios HERE
The Flooding Forum and related information/discussion is sponsored by Environmental Institute of Houston at UHCL, Americans United in Action (AUA) and Houston Region Concerned Citizens (HRCC). For more information or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pete at 281.261.4270