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CCERP Podcast 20 Managing Houston Flooding: Floodplain Expert Bob Freitag and Environmental Advocate Susan Chadwick
CCERP Podcast 20 Managing Houston Flooding: Floodplain Expert Bob Freitag and Environmental Advocate Susan Chadwick

CCERP Podcast 20 Managing Houston Flooding: Floodplain Expert Bob Freitag and Environmental Advocate Susan Chadwick

Today we are joined by Susan Chadwick, environmental advocate and Executive Director of Save Buffalo Bayou, and Bob Freitag, expert on hazard mitigation and floodplain management, to discuss 
-Houston flooding
-the USACE Interim Report (2020) on trying to manage flooding by altering Buffalo Bayou and Cypress Creek
-floodplain management
-modern science vs. old thinking about streams and floodplains
-the nature of streams
-how streams interact with geology, tides, flora, ecology, and climate
-strategies for managing flooding 
-cost-benefit analyses of different strategies
-benefits of modern, scientific, natural strategies over those of old, constrained strategies
-what has worked elsewhere in the country and the world, and how some places are “rewilding” streams and discovering the deep, varied economic value of free “ecological services”

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