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Houston | Bay Area Storm Water Flooding Forum: Harvey, Ike and Our Future

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Gilruth Center

Space Center Blvd

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Can Our Devastating Flooding be Stopped?

Millions of Houstonians and neighbors are at risk from systemic floods that impact our local economy, destroy communities, and cost lives. It’s time for ACTION.

Americans United in Action (AUA), the Environmental Institute of Houston at UHCL, and Houston Region Concerned Citizens (HRCC) are bringing together experts and thought leaders to discuss the problems, challenges, and solutions surrounding the Houston region’s catastrophic flooding from major rain and hurricane storm surge at a free, public forum at the Gilruth Center at NASA.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

  • Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

  • Location: Gilruth Center - Space Center Blvd between NASA 1 and Bay Area Blvd

  • Host: Environmental Institute of Houston at UHCL

Forum: Residents across Houston, and especially the Bay Area with its double-threat of flooding, will learn the important issues to ensure most effective initiatives are considered and the appropriate investments are supported. While the government and businesses will shoulder major costs of improvements, ultimately taxpayers and customers will pay. Everyone needs to be knowledgeable and engaged to ensure a safe and prosperous future.

Speakers:

Stephen Costello | Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston, “Flood Czar”

Dr. John Jacob | Director, Texas Coastal Watershed Program, TAMU

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

Bob Stokes | Director, Galveston Bay Foundation

Dr. George Guillen – Host | Dir. Environmental Institute at UHCL

Dr. Neal Lane – Moderator | Senior Fellow, Baker Institute, Rice University

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