On August 20th, the Energy Corridor District convened the first meeting of the Advisory Committee on Stormwater and Drainage Improvements and Flood Resiliency. Presentations were shared by Richard Long, Supervisory Natural Resources Manager of the Galveston District with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Alan Black, Director of Operations of the Harris County Flood Control District; and Stephen Costello, Chief Recovery Officer with the City of Houston.

Feedback and insights shared during the meeting will guide the District’s next steps, which include creating a product that captures the many resiliency projects occurring in and around the Energy Corridor.

To summarize, the Committee’s purpose is to consider, review, and better understand the impact of stormwater and drainage improvements and flood resiliency efforts in and around the District; consider opportunities for the District to partner with other entities to perform engineering analysis and seek areas of opportunity for District engagement to promote higher levels of flood protection and resiliency; and provide insights into District stakeholders’ needs and consider the District’s ability to formally share information on such projects with stakeholders.

District Committee meetings are open to the public.