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Project Title: Urban Flooding in the United States

PIN: PGA-OSP-16-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Office of Special Projects
Water Science and Technology Board

Augustine, Lauren Alexander

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies

Urban Flooding in the United States
July 6, 2017 - July 7, 2017
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria
2626 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Eric Edkin


8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Introductions

- Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine, Director of Office of Special Projects and Director of Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- Dr. David Maidment, Committee Chair, Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

8:45 – 10:15 am Panel Session : Overview talks about the four aspects of urban flooding.
David Maidment, Panel Moderator
(20 minutes for each Panelist)

Panelist 1: Physical aspects of urban flooding in Houston
Phil Bedient, Rice Unversity

Panelist 2: Social aspects of urban flooding in Houston
Saundra Brown, Legal Aid

Panelist 3: Informational aspects of urban flooding in Houston
Sam Brody, Texas A&M University

Panelist 4: Decision making and policies in Houston
Steve Costello, Mayor’s Office, Chief Resilience Officer

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Group Break-out Sessions

• Physical aspects of urban flooding (built and natural environment)
• Social aspects of urban flooding (people and institutions)
• Data and informational aspects of urban flooding (forecasts, maps, demographics)
• Actions and decision making aspects of urban flooding (actions taken pre-flood, during flood event, and post-flood)

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch in meeting room

1:00 – 2:00 pm Report-outs from each group

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

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The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

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