Houston Coastal Conference Takes Place This Week

Emergency managers, public officials and industry executives will meet at the University of Houston on Friday, August 3, to discuss the latest updates on disaster preparations, loss mitigation and rapid recovery in the face of hurricanes and other storms.

The Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and the Gulf Coast Region conference begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton University of Houston.

“It is sponsored by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology and the UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Industrial Engineering,” said the University of Houston in their release.

Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan (Vipu), professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, produces the annual conference to update emergency managers, suppliers, community members and the academic community with the latest practices and research.

Scheduled speakers include Charles Wemple, executive director of the Houston Galveston Area Council; David Casebeer, project manager at the Port of Houston; and Niel Golightly of the city of Houston’s recovery office.