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Conference Focuses on Managing Stormwater and Runoff in a Greener, Cheaper Way

This week, Houston is hosting the 2015 International Low Impact Development Conference. Low Impact Development is a land planning and engineering design technique aimed at managing storm water and runoff closer to where the rain initially fell. Justin Ring, an engineer with the local firm EHRA, sat down with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty to explain […]

This week, Houston is hosting the 2015 International Low Impact Development Conference. Low Impact Development is a land planning and engineering design technique aimed at managing storm water and runoff closer to where the rain initially fell.

Justin Ring, an engineer with the local firm EHRA, sat down with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty to explain what low impact development is, how it can prevent flooding, and how it can save builders money.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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