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Houston EWRI Fall Conference

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Houston EWRI Fall Conference

November 10 @ 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

The Texas Section invites you to join the Houston Environmental & Water Resources Institute Chapter for their Fall Virtual Conference on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The theme for this event is Planning for a Resilient Future.

Resiliency is becoming increasingly integrated into the strategies of different communities as they look towards future development, flood risk reduction, and how to make our communities stronger to better withstand natural disasters when they occur.  What does resiliency mean for the Houston region?  How can we prepare short-term and long-term solutions with intelligent planning, comprehensive analyses, and a holistic perspective?  This conference will feature a range of speakers from local, state, and federal agencies all focused on answering these questions.

Topics to be covered include the One Water initiative, nature-based flood risk reduction solutions, the impact of subsidence on flood risk, regional flood planning on a watershed level, and project funding opportunities.  With this conference, we aim to emphasize how all of our natural, local, and state resources are intertwined and can be leveraged together to make our communities more resilient.

When: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM CT (optional in-person happy hour from 5:30 – 7:30 PM)

Where: Virtual

Cost: $75 – $125

Confirmed Speakers

Ataul Hannan, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD)

Tina Peterson and Mike Turco, Harris-Galveston Subsidence District (HGSD)

Georganna Collins, Editoral Board for USACE on Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) Guidelines

Bradley Dean, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Kathleen Jackson and Reem Zoun, Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)

 

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://ascehouston.org/meetinginfo.php?id=618

Organizer

Houston EWRI