Hot Science - Cool Talk "Hurricane Harvey: Flood Emergency Response"

Hurricane Harvey was the most significant severe storm of 3-5 days duration in United States history, raining 50 inches or more in parts of Texas. A new National Water Model can forecast water flow in streams and rivers similar to how the National Weather Service forecasts weather. David Maidment shares his experience applying this model to Texas, including his behind-the-scenes experience working in the State Operations Center during Hurricane Harvey and his recommendations for how Texas can become resilient in the face of future large-scale floods. For the Q&A session, David will be joined by a panel of experts on disaster response. 

Co-sponsored by Planet Texas 2050, UT’s first grand challenge research initiative that’s bringing together more than 100 researchers from across campus to find ways to make Texas more resilient in the face of rapid population growth and climate extremes. Additional support provided by the Leon Jones Hot Science - Cool Talks Endowment.

Cool Activities: 5:30 - 6:40 pm

Talk & Moderated Q&A Panel: 7:00 - 8:15 pm

Hot Science – Cool Talks provides a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute this nationally recognized series allows leading researchers from Texas and other prominent universities to share their passion about science, technology, engineering and math with the general public. 

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Student Activity Center (SAC), Auditorium (Rm 1.402)
2201 SPEEDWAY, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Academics, Campus & Community, Science & Tech


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public



Free, registration required

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