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Flood Mitigation Consortium Symposium and Reception

May 14, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium released two new new reports in April on drainage and detention regulations and on development regulations.

The bottom line on drainage and detention regulations is that they are “allowing new development to increase downstream flooding.”

Researchers also recommended that new regulations and policies emphasize both green (nature-based) and gray (engineered hard structure) infrastructure to address flooding. They warned against “relying too much on expensive infrastructure projects.”

The Consortium is a collaboration of regional academic institutions with expertise in hydrology, climate science, engineering, coastal resiliency, energy, community development and urban planning.

You can find the reports here.

Save the Date

The Consortium will host a symposium and social hour open to the public on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

The free symposium at Rice University will feature brief presentations on the Consortium’s 2019 body of work by leading researchers and authors. A social Q&A session with authors, funders, and attendees will follow. Refreshments will be provided.

To find out more and register go here.


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