May 15, 2018 from 11:15 AM–1:00 PM

Join us for lunch and a provocative panel discussion during Infrastructure Week. We’ll discuss how regional stormwater management infrastructure fared during the storm, infrastructure recovery needs, and resiliency plans going forward. Questions regarding the program? Please contact Michael Bloom at (281) 921-8784. Registration issues? Please contact Mike Sosa at or (512) 472-8905

Cost: $45 per person

Sponsorship Availability: $750 for a 10-person Table Sponsorship (includes company logo on printed materials)


Last August Hurricane Harvey caused extreme flooding across Houston and other areas of Southeast Texas. Today there are still many questions regarding an appropriate path forward for local, statewide, and national flood management. This Infrastructure Week, the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) invites you to attend a provocative panel discussion about how regional stormwater infrastructure fared during Hurricane Harvey, current infrastructure recovery needs, and future resiliency plans. Topics will include lessons learned and a potential statewide stormwater management plan. Panelists represent a broad range of local, state and federal stakeholders who dealt personally with recovery efforts and will be involved in the evolving discussion on stormwater management for the foreseeable future.

The event will include:

– Plated Lunch,
– Opening remarks,
– A facilitated panel discussion, and
– A period of questions and answers from the audience


11:15 AM – Registration & Networking

11:45 AM – Opening Remarks: Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, and Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston

12:00 PM – Panel Discussion

Carol Haddock PE, Director, Houston Public Works

Russ Poppe PE, Executive Director, Harris County Flood Control District

Kathleen Jackson PE, Board Member, Texas Water Development Board

Tony Robinson, Administrator, Region VI, Federal Emergency Management Agency (Invited)

Moderator: Steve Costello PE, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Houston

1:00 PM – Adjourn