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Bayou HEROns
  11th Annual Symposium

Get Out to the Bayous and...Swim?

October 23, 2014 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
*location map*

Symposium Program

Welcome from
City of Houston Council Member, Steve Costello and
Special Projects Coordinator for Precinct 4, Mike Howlett representing Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle

Keynote Speaker:

Barnaby Evans
Waterways as Public Spaces

Symposium Speakers:

John R. Blount, P.E., LEED AP
Deputy Exec. Director/Assistant County Engineer, Harris County Public Infrastructure Department–Architecture & Engineering Division

Harris County Protecting Our Waterways

Sue Darcy
President, Marsh Darcy Partners, Inc.

Economic Value of Our Bayous

Gary Garret
District Historian, Harris County Flood Control District

When the Bayous Were Fishable and Swimmable/A Look Back

Charlie Jenkins
Managing Director, Channel Development &Environmental Affairs,
Port of Houston Authority

Impact of Watershed Activity on the Port of Houston

Dr. Stephen Klineberg
Professor of Sociology at Rice University

The Prospects for Greater Use of the Bayous in this Car-Centered City

Scott McCready, ASLA
Associate and Senior Designer, SWA Group Houston

Buffalo - Shepherd/Sabine Update

Robert Rayburn, ASLA, LEED AP
Development & Natural Resource Director,
Energy Corridor District

How Do We Convince Residents to Care About/Enjoy the Bayous?

Dale A. Rudick, P.E.
Director, City of Houston, PWE

What are Current Priorities of the City of Houston?

Jeff Taebel
Director,Community and Environmental Planning, Houston-Galveston Area Council

How’s the Water? What Progress Have We Made?

Michael D. Talbott, P.E., D.WRE
Director, Harris County Flood Control District

Between Floods

Organizing Partners:
AECOM; Bayou Preservation Association; City of Houston; EHRA, Inc.; Freese & Nichols, Inc.;
Houston-Galveston Area Council; Houston Council of Engineering Companies;
Michael Baker Corporation; and R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc.

Symposium Sponsors:



R.G. Miller Engineers

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