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Water, Water Everywhere: Strategies and Success Stories

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Water, Water Everywhere: Strategies and Success Stories

Thursday, March 4, 5:00 – 6:30 P.M. Zoom invitations will be emailed to subscribers.

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Join us for a three-part series of discussions on Houston, water, and how we can plan for a more resilient future.

February 4: meteorologist Eric Berger and environmental law professor Jim Blackburn on Galveston Bay and the Storm Surge of Our Nightmares; February 11: Houston Stronger co-founder Auggie Campbell and Harris County Flood Control District Director of Operations Alan Black on Bayous, Reservoirs, Ponds, and More: Strategies for Inland Flood Mitigation; March 4 (details and tickets below): landscape architect Kevin Shanley and environmental engineer Michael Bloom on Low-Impact Development: New City of Houston Incentives for Property Owners. Please click the dates to the right for details about the other sessions.

March 4: Low-Impact Development: New City of Houston Incentives for Property Owners

If every individual property owner in Houston took simple measures to mitigate storm water runoff, the size and scope of immense, big-ticket engineering solutions to catastrophic flooding could be reduced. Kevin Shanley and Michael Bloom lead a discussion about low-impact development— small-scale approaches for filtering and storing runoff, with an emphasis on conservation and use of on-site natural features to protect water quality.

Kevin Shanley is the former CEO of SWA Group, an international landscape architecture and urban design firm that was instrumental in the landmark 1992 plan for Sims Bayou, saving it from being lined in concrete. He also served as a board member, president, and chairman of the Bayou Preservation Association.

Michael Bloom directs the Sustainability Practice of R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc., based in Houston, Texas.  He provides planning and design for green infrastructure solutions, as well as resilience and sustainability consulting services. He helped prepare the Urban Land Institute’s Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate (May 2017) and led the preparation of the City of Houston’s Houston Incentives for Green Development (2019). He also helped the City of Houston with the development of their Resilient Houston plan.

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March 4
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