Monday, December 15, 2014

Texas A&M Galveston Hosts Houston/Galveston Flood Protection Workshop


Texas A&M Galveston is hosting a workshop on storm surge flooding for the Houston/ Galveston area. The workshop is bringing together engineers, planners, coastal scientists, surge modelers and geographers. Organizations represented include Texas A&M Galveston, SSPEED Center, Rice University, Texas A&M College Station, UT Austin, Jackson State University, SCIPP and LSU.

Dr. William Merrell, of Texas A&M Galveston, addresses the audience at a coastal flood workshop this morning in Galveston. Photo: Hal Needham

These organizations are dialoguing about critical flood protection that are essential to protect the region from storm surge. The Houston Ship Channel, one if the largest petrochemical complexes in the world, is located in this region, but has little protection against a massive storm surge. The workshop wraps up tomorrow.


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