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Bayou HEROns
  10th Annual Symposium

A Decade of Significant Change

October 3, 2013 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
*location map*

Welcome and Introduction:
The Honorables Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez and Judge Ed Emmett
introduced by BPA President, Robert Rayburn

Keynote Speaker:

Mark Gold,
Associate Director for the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability;
Director, UCLA Coastal Center

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Symposium Sponsors:

Construction Eco Services --- R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc.
Klotz Associates, Inc. --- Michael Baker, Jr. Inc.
Edminster Hinshaw Russ & Associates, Inc. --- Geosyntec Consultants Inc.

Organizing Partners:
Bayou Preservation Association, AECOM, City of Houston, EHRA, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.,
Houston-Galveston Area Council, Houston Council of Engineering Companies,
Michael Baker Jr., Inc., and SWA Group

Symposium Program (PDF)

Symposium Speakers:

Bob Adair
Chair, Houston Land and Water Sustainability Forum

Low Impact Development & Sustainability: Then & Now
Dr. Bryan W. Brooks
Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Baylor University

Heather Cooke
Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the Water
Environment Association of Texas (WEAT)

Robert Rayburn
President, BPA

10 Years of BPA Symposia: Then and Now, a Retrospective

Todd Running
Water Resources Program Manager,
Houston-Galveston Area Council

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

Morning Panel Discussion
Moderated by Carl Masterson
Water Supply: Is there enough to support human endeavors and the natural environment?

Myron Hess
Manager, Texas Water Programs, National Wildlife Federation,
South Central Region

Glenn Clingenpeel
SeniorManager, Trinity River Authority

Afternoon Panel Discussion
Moderated by Michael F. Bloom, P.E., ENV SP, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
The Impacts of Climate Change on Gulf Coast Water Issues: Hurricanes, Droughts, and Fresh Water Inflows

Dr. Patrick J. Michaels
Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute and Past President of the American Association of State Climatologists


Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon
Regents Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University and Texas State Climatologist

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