Houston is no stranger to the human and economic costs of severe weather. Recent floods in 2015 and 2016 caused 16 deaths and over $1 billion in damage. Additionally, the entire coastal region is particularly vulnerable to the threat of storm surge from a powerful hurricane.
In order to address these issues, Houston City Council Members David W. Robinson and Dave Martin, the AIA Houston Urban Design Committee, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Houston (ACEC) will host an event featuring two panel discussions on flooding and storm surge. Experts from academia, government and advocacy groups will shed light on these challenges and discuss possible solutions.
The event will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Meeting Room 371ABDE. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6:00 p.m. Remarks by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will be given at the beginning of the program.
This event is free and open to the public. Online registration is available until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. Click here to register.