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Hurricane Conference Set for Aug. 2 at UH

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Jeannie Kever
Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center
Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center

Conference Focuses on Protection and Rapid Recovery on the Gulf Coast

 

Just before the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, emergency managers, industry executives and public executives will meet Friday, Aug. 2, at the University of Houston for an update on disaster preparation and rapid recovery from hurricanes and other coastal storms.

“Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and the Gulf Coast Region” will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton University of Houston on the UH campus. It is sponsored by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology and the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center, produces the annual conference to share the latest practices and research with emergency managers, suppliers and the academic community.

Scheduled speakers include Charles Wemple, executive director of the Houston-Galveston Area Council; David Casebeer, project manager at the Port of Houston; Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George; and Nim Kidd, state coordinator for the Texas Department of Emergency Management. The full agenda is here.

WHAT:                         11th annual hurricane conference, focused on hurricane preparedness and

                                       recovery

WHEN:                         8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. A reception follows

WHERE:                        Hilton University of Houston, 4450 University Drive, Houston, TX  77204 Map

MEDIA CONTACT:     Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, jekever [at] uh [dot] edu. Mobile: 713-504-3769

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