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Climate Change Solutions – Nature of the Flood: Understanding Our Dynamic Rivers and Bayous

May 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We hope you’ll join Transition Houston as we discuss Climate Change Solutions!

Brad Carter will present the Nature of the Flood: Understanding Our Dynamic Rivers and Bayous on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 6:30pm.

Socializing starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098.

Hurricane Harvey FloodingWith a new hurricane season upon us, our meeting will feature a presentation and Q&A by Dr. Brad Carter who will focus on the issue of flooding and understanding how our rivers and bayous play a role in mitigation and flood risk reduction.

Every year, damage from storms – hurricanes, intense rainstorms, Nor’easters – makes the news as flood waters wash away structures, roads, and topsoil. Floods are natural events but their impacts are often unnecessarily magnified when a lack of understanding, of the functions of wetlands results in their filling, draining and development.

Climate shapes where and how we live and the environment around us and the Houston Climate Movement is leading the way for local action! Texas, and Houston in particular, face unique risks and challenges due to the impacts of climate change, from flooding to heat to droughts and more.

We hope you’ll be a part of the journey to address these issues.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Carter received a PhD in Geology from North Carolina State University in 2006.  He has 12 years of professional experience working as a structural geologist in academia and the petroleum industry.  In academia, Dr. Carter has taught courses in physical geology, structural geology, and hydrogeology and mentored student research projects.

In the petroleum industry, his work has focused on deciphering the geologic framework and evolution of sedimentary basins around the world.  Outside of his professional work, Dr. Carter recently completed Urban Harvest’s Permaculture Design Course and is focused on helping Houstonians become knowledgeable about Earth’s natural processes and how to work with nature to create a more sustainable Houston.

Details

Date:
May 7, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Transition Houston
Email:
info@transitionhouston.org
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Venue

Haven’s Center
1827 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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