UH Hurricane Conference Set for Friday

Topics will Include Coastal Protection, Rapid Recovery

With the 2017 hurricane season kicking into high gear, the University of Houston will host its annual conference to update emergency managers, venders and community members about storm preparedness and rapid recovery.

“Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and Gulf Coast Region” begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4. The sessions will be held at the Hilton University of Houston, on the UH campus. Parking is available at the hotel.

Sponsored by the UH Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, along with the UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering, conference speakers include Bill Read, former director of the National Hurricane Center; David Casebeer, project manager for the Port of Houston; Michelle Havelka, homeland security coordinator for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and state Rep. Dennis Paul.

Speakers from Jackson State University, Texas A&M University at Galveston and UH will discuss the proposed Ike Dike and other surge suppression mechanisms.

WHAT:                          Annual conference sponsored by Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology and

                                        the UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Industrial


WHO:                            Speakers include representatives of the Houston Galveston Area Council, Port of Houston,

                                        Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and representatives of local industry and


 WHERE:                       Hilton University of Houston. Map

 WHEN:                          8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4

 MEDIA CONTACT:      Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, m – 713-504-3769, jekever@uh.edu





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