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City Regulations and Flooding: Wednesday’s Show (May 4, 2016)

Posted on · A local activist group called Residents Against Flooding lays blame for our recent woes not on Mother Nature but on bad permitting, variance approvals and other decisions. On this edition of Houston Matters, we explore the role city regulations and policies might play in flooding. Houston Matters‘ Paige Phelps talks with Ed Browne and Cynthia Neely from […]

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Floodplain Management, The Full Menu, and Hershey Felder: Wednesday’s Show (June 3, 2015)

Posted on · Eight dead in Houston, millions of dollars in damages — by now we all know how the Memorial Day rains affected the region, and while we can’t stop the rain, some argue we could do more to mitigate the results. Kriston Capps is a staff writer for CityLab, a division of The Atlantic. In a […]

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Is Houston Prepared to Handle Flooding?

Posted on · It seems like every time there’s even moderately heavy rain here in Houston, we experience some measure of flooding. That’s to be expected when you live in a very flat city that’s only 43 feet above sea level. Still, while flooding may not be preventable, there may be steps to take to mitigate it. Today […]

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Flooding, Organic Food, and Big Oil: Houston Matters for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Posted on · It seems like every time there’s even moderately heavy rain here in Houston, we experience some measure of flooding. That’s to be expected when you live in a very flat city that’s only 43 feet above sea level. Still, while flooding may not be preventable, there may be steps to take to mitigate it. On […]