More people are moving to the Houston-Galveston region every year while a decade of hurricanes, floods and historic drought underscores the risks to the region’s future prosperity. Implementing strategies and projects to make Houston economically attractive, while increasing resilience requires local investment. Public funds from federal, state and local government source play an important role in rebuilding communities and infrastructure. However, they are limited in their ability to support innovative resilience strategies to create a more livable, nature-based and equitable Houston.
HARC hosted an evening “fishbowl dialogue” event with experts in resilience financing, infrastructure and global and climate change:
Shannon Cunniff – Director of Coastal Resilience, EDF
Jose Peralta – Director, AON Risk Solutions
Jamie Rubin – CEO, Meridiam North America
Peter Schultz, PhD – Vice President, ICF
Stacy Swann – CEO and Founding Partner, Climate Finance Advisors
Shalini Vajjhala, PhD – Founder & CEO, re:focus Partners