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Saturday, September 23 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
All About Flooding

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Why it happens, and how to keep it from destroying our communities

Supported by Walmart and CenterPoint Energy

Moderators
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Neena Satija (mod.)

Investigative Reporter and Producer for The Texas Tribune and Reveal
Satija works for the Tribune and Reveal, a public radio program from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the environment reporter for the Tribune. Satija has also worked for a number of East Coast news outlets, including the New Haven Independent, the Conn... Read More →

Speakers
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Stephen Costello

Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Houston
Costello was named chief resilience officer by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the city’s drainage and reduce flooding risks. Costello is a former at-large member of the Houston City Council and is a... Read More →
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Sylvia Garcia

State Senator
Garcia, D-Houston, has represented Senate District 6 since 2013. She serves on the Senate Criminal Justice, Intergovernmental Relations, Natural Resources & Economic Development, and Transportation committees. Previously, Garcia served as director and presiding judge of the Houst... Read More →
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Mary Anne Piacentini

Executive Director of the Katy Prairie Conservancy
Piacentini oversees the conservancy’s operations and programs, including coordinating land protection initiatives and providing conservation assistance to private landowners. During her tenure, she has helped expand the conservancy from 1,300 acres to over 20,000. Piacentini is also on the board of the Harris County Flood Control... Read More →
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Hanadi Rifai

Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston
Rifai teaches civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston. She specializes in groundwater flow and transport modeling, hazardous waste, and urban storm water quality. Rifai is also the co-director of the UH-Rice Severe Storm Prediction, Education & Evacuation... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
AT&T Center, Classroom 203 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705