Houston | Bay Area Storm Water Flooding Forum

The Environmental Institute of Houston, along with Americans United in Action, Houston Region Concerned Citizens (HRCC), and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Houston, brought together experts and community leaders to discuss the problems, challenges, and solutions surrounding the Houston region’s catastrophic flooding from major rain and hurricane storm surge. 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. The forum took place on November 28, 2017 at the Gilruth Center at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Panel 1

Panel 1 Topics & Presentations Speaker
Welcome and Introductions Dr. George Guillen, UHCL Environmental Institute of Houston
Global Warming/Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey? Dr. André Droxler, Rice University
Hurricane Harvey Impacts Stephen Costello, City of Houston
Planning for Community Resilience Dr. John Jacob, Texas Coastal Watershed Program
Looking for Answers – Exploration Green John Branch, Clear Lake City Water Authority
Resilience: Going Beyond Recovery Lisa Gonzalez, Houston Advanced Research

Panel 2

Panel 2 Topics & Presentations Speaker
Storm Surge Protection Concepts & Concerns Bob Stokes, Galveston Bay Foundation
Potential Environmental Impacts of a Coastal Barrier Project Brandt Mannchen, Sierra Club
Coastal Atlas and Storm Surge Protection Col. Len Waterworth (ret.), Texas A&M University at Galveston
Let’s Talk About Flooding in the Bay Area Jim Blackburn, Rice University
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