Dr. Stephanie Glenn is a Program Director at HARC specializing in ecology and hydrology. She is responsible for the development and supervision of projects to improve the sustainable management of water and ecological resources. Current research includes coastal groundwater quality and quantity, watershed protection and surface water quality, climate resilience, water sustainability and management, ecosystem adaptation and climate impacts on water resources.
Dr. Glenn started with HARC in January of 2003 after graduating with a Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Previous degrees include a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University. She previously worked for the Department of Energy in Defense Programs as a specialist in information management and technical writing. She has also worked for The National Park Service as an ecological scientist.
Dr. Glenn served as a past member of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium and the Flowing Water Technical Committee of the American Water Resources Association. She is a current member of the Sustainability of Engineered Rivers in Arid Lands working group. She serves on the Sediment and Water Quality Subcommittee of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Galveston Bay Estuary Program. She is a founding member and serves on the Advisory Committee and Research Workgroup of the Partners in Litter Prevention council.
The Know Your Aquifer Story Map provides information on what an aquifer is, how aquifers are used, how we get drinking water, and what entities govern their usage.
The goal of the Headwaters to Baywaters initiative (launched by Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC), Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF), Houston Audubon Society (HAS), and Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) ) is to ensure healthy lands, healthy waters, and healthy communities for the greater Houston region.
HARC is partnering with multiple organizations to provide a science-based review of groundwater in the Houston-Galveston Region.
HARC’s most recent Green Paper offers specific examples of how communities can fund recovery along with considerations that should be given to communities and the natural environment.
The Impacts of Assimilative Capacity of Reservoirs on Coastal Inflows project assesses assimilative capacity of the Lake Livingston reservoir and related impacts on freshwater inflows to the Galveston Bay estuary.
This interactive viewer showcases the Double Bayou Watershed project boundary as well as land use characteristics, hydrology, and select data collection stations.
This application is a tool to find out what watershed you live in, and how your watershed fares in terms of overall environmental health.
This website provides data describing Galveston Bay and its surrounding watershed, use the navigation area to explore the status, trends, and indicators of bay health that interest you.
The goal of this project is to envision a region, free from trash and plastic pollution that impacts our bayous, lakes and rivers that lead to Galveston Bay.
The Double Bayou Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) is a locally-developed, voluntary watershed management plan that helps to restore and protect water quality.
HARC’s Forests and Floods project is funded by the Texas A&M Forest Service. The initiative compiles and develops data to investigate the role that trees, forest, and canopy cover play in flood mitigation.
HARC research team will work with innovative technology methods utilizing Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and spatial analysis to analyze feasibility of debris patterns and hot spots within the region’s waterways.
SERIDAS studies both the benefits and risks of river engineering and how physical and and social drivers of change may predict an engineered river's functioning in 2040 and in 2060.
After Hurricane Harvey, HARC mobilized swiftly to acquire and process data about the flooding and related environmental impacts, such as storm-related spills, pollutants, Superfund site impacts, water quality, air quality, and power generation.
The Texas Coastal Resources Viewer combines colonial waterbird, coastal fish and coastal water quality data to reveal trends in these coastal resources.
This interactive story map from HARC shares information on land use types and the unique interaction with storm water (rain water plus surface water runoff) each has in our region.