In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of these huge storms. In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas—New Orleans is still recovering from the aftermath today. Houston—the fourth largest city in the U.S., the Energy Capital of the World, home to the Texas Medical Center (largest in the world), NASA and the Port of Houston—is only 30 miles north of Galveston, which was destroyed by a major hurricane in 1900. Already plagued with large-scale flooding problems, the threat to Houston is unprecedented.
A one day Conference and Exhibition is being organized by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) on "Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and Gulf Coast Region " at the University of Houston. The presentations will include current preparation plans for the entire Gulf Coast including Texas counties and cities for the 2012 hurricane season and other disasters. Special feature of this conference is the four panel discussions on hurricane issues, other disasters, coastal protection and debris management. After the technical sessions, a reception will be held starting at 2:30 p.m. with invited state, city, county and industry leaders in the exhibit area to facilitate networking.
Registration fee includes admission, lunch, coffee breaks, and free hotel parking.
The Conference is presented in a one day concentrated format to update the community, emergency managers and suppliers who play an important role in hurricane and other disaster preparedness, loss mitigation and rapid recovery.
Mail registration form and payment to
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-4003
(Attn: Dr. C. Vipulanandan (Vipu)
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