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.
This February, HARC led a multi-institution research campaign in three Ship Channel communities with long histories of air pollution issues – Manchester, Milby Park and Galena Park – to shed new light on those questions. The ultimate goal is to help improve air quality and public health in those and other near-industry neighborhoods. This film is about that project.