The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and the Energy and Environmental Systems Institute of Rice University presented a retrospective discussion on the lessons learned during the 2005 hurricane season and policies that are being put in place or should be put in place to minimize the impact of future severe storms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
"Hurricane Evacuation for the Houston-Galveston Area"
William E. King, Managing Partner, Houston office of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, Board Member, Governor Perry's Task Force on Evacuation, Transportation, and Logistics, and Chair, HCAG Task Force
"After the Storm"
Kenny Lang, Vice President, Gulf of Mexico Production, BP
"Oil, Gas, and Society: Hurricane Preparations after Katrina"
Chris C. Oynes, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico, Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
"Next Generation Flood Alert in Houston"
Philip Bedient, Herman and George R. Brown Professor of Civil Engineering, Rice University