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Addressing Flood Risk: A Path Forward for Texas After Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused extreme flooding across Houston and other areas of Southeast Texas. After experiencing a months-long recovery due to the widespread damage, members of the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) developed a series of comprehensive policy recommendations to better manage flood risk during extreme storms.

To learn more about these recommendations, please download the report file below. Topics include lessons learned and the need for a more comprehensive approach to future flood risk management and reduction.

This report was prepared by members of ASCE Texas Section’s Post-Hurricane Harvey Recommendations Task Committee and released to the public on August 15, 2018.