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Houston/Gulf Coast – Flood Plain Development Regulations
Chapter luncheon with guest speaker Dr. John Grounds of LJA Engineering.
In response to the Memorial Day flood of 2015, Tax Day flood of 2016 and extensive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Houston City Council recently adopted substantial revisions to Chapter 19 of its development ordinance. These changes will effect over 33,000 acres of land. The Counselors of Real Estate have obtained one of the city’s premier experts on flood control and drainage as its May speaker. John Grounds earned his PhD in civil engineering at the University of Houston and is an adjunct professor at Rice University. He is a past president of both the Texas Floodplain Management Association and the American Water Resources Association, and was a key member managing the Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project for the Harris County Flood Control District. He is active in the development of policy and criteria for drainage and flood control at the local, state, and national levels. John has authored more than 30 publications and given presentations relating to extreme rainfall events, floodplain management, and GIS. As a Counselor of Real Estate, you do not want to miss this meeting/speaker.
Please RSVP by May 9, 2018 to: Greg Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.533.4400