Reducing Flood Risk in Texas: One Year Post-Harvey

Reducing Flood Risk in Texas: One Year Post-Harvey

August 20, 2018

The Texas section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently unveiled their report, Addressing Flood Risk: A Path Forward for Texas After Hurricane Harvey, which called for a statewide plan and minimum standards to manage flood risk from new developments across Texas.

"Last August Hurricane Harvey caused extreme flooding across Houston and other areas of southeast Texas. In light of the widespread damage and after experiencing months-long recovery, members of the Texas Section of the ASCE developed a series of comprehensive policy recommendations to better manage flood risk during extreme storms." - ASCE 

MooreExpert and Water Resources Managing Director Andres Salazar contributed to the report and delivered the report at an industry luncheon August 15 in Houston.

"A coordinated approach makes sense rather than focusing on flood control within individual jurisdictions. Through a watershed approach, upstream development will also factor in downstream users." - Andrés Salazar PhD, PE, D.WRE

The highly anticipated release also captured the attention of the local media.

To download the full report, click here