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Watersheds of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium

Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall and flooding to the Houston-Galveston region. The impacts of the storm and ensuing flooding included loss of lives, homes and livelihoods. In response, researchers from the region with expertise in hydrology, climate science, engineering, coastal resiliency, energy, community development and urban planning came together to strategize on solutions. The researchers were able to form a working consortium with the generosity of funding from Houston Endowment, Kinder Foundation, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation and additional support from Walton Family Foundation, Cullen Foundation and Harte Charitable Foundation.