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SSPEED Center wins $3.1M to develop storm strategy for Houston-Galveston

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  • Houston-Galveston Area Protection System

    SSPEED Center wins $3.1M to develop storm strategy for Houston-Galveston

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  • Low Impact Development

    2014 Low Impact Development (LID) in Houston Workshop

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  • SSPEED Center Conference: Hurricane Ike 5 Years Later: September 24-25, 2013

    SSPEED Center Conference: Hurricane Ike 5 Years Later: September 24-25, 2013

    Photo: Jim Blackburn, Mayor Annise Parker, Port of Houston Chairman Janiece Longoria, and Phil Bedient.        Read More   

  • Lessons from Hurricane Ike

    Lessons from Hurricane Ike

    A book for concerned citizens, policy makers and urban planners.
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About the SSPEED Center

The Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center was established in 2007 as a university-based research and education organization. Led by Rice University, the SSPEED Center organizes leading universities, researchers, emergency managers, and private and public entities to better address severe storm prediction and its impact on the Gulf Coast area.

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Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area (LSCNRA)

lscnraHurricane Ike taught us that undeveloped lands along the coast can serve as a natural buffer for a tremendous amount of storm surge tide, reducing flooding and property damage further inland. Assembling undeveloped lands along the Upper Texas Coast into a National Recreation Area has been proposed as one strategy for preserving this critical flood control capacity while generating significant economic advantages for local communities.

 

For a recent update on the Lone Star Coastal National Recreational Area, please read the report prepared by Jim Blackburn in July, 2013.

 

 

 

 
SSPEED Center at Rice University | Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
6100 Main MS-317, Houston, Texas 77005-1827
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, Houston,Texas 77251-1892 
(713) 348-4977   Email: SSPEED@rice.edu
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