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Workshop Discusses Making Buyouts An Increased Aspect Of Flood Mitigation

The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium is holding a panel discussion on buyouts Tuesday with some experts on the topic.

Hurricane Harvey dropped record rainfall on Houston neighborhoods like this one, near Addicks Reservoir.

Among the many strategies for mitigating future flooding in Greater Houston is buying out flood-prone homes. But one organization wants buyouts to be an even greater part of post-Harvey recovery. The Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium is holding a panel discussion on buyouts Tuesday (Feb. 6) with some experts on the topic.

To learn more about what will be discussed, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with the consortium’s project manager, Christof Spieler, the event’s moderator, Kyle Shelton of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and one of the event’s speakers, Dave Canaan, director of storm water services for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

EVENT DETAILS:

Expert Panel:
Dave Canaan, Mecklenburg County
Tom Chapman, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Molly O’Toole, PE, Molly O’Toole & Associates, LTD.
Gavin Smith, UNC-Chapel Hill
Rachel Wider, New York State Homes and Community Renewal

When:
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Where:
BioScience Research Collaborative
6500 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030

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