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Reducing flood damage in Houston

Reducing flood damage in Houston.

By Jim Blackburn, Regina M. Buono, and Larry Dunbar

What structural and nonstructural solutions could better protect the Houston-Galveston area from the devastating impact of hurricanes and severe storms? In 2015, Baker Institute fellows Jim Blackburn and Regina Buono and Rice University's Larry Dunbar studied the issue from legal, policy and governmental perspectives. Their findings and recommendations are explained in the report below.