Texas Water Journal publishes commentary responding to state flood assessment

The Texas Water Journal has published a new commentary in Volume 12, titled Texas Reimagines the Fight Against Floods, by Peter Lake, former Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).

In response to the TWDB’s 2019 state flood assessment and other efforts initiated in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the 86th Texas Legislature developed a new framework to fight future floods. Lake, who is now Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, was invited to share his thoughts on these efforts.

According to the abstract, the framework focuses on mapping, planning, and mitigation—the three pillars of fighting floods in Texas.

The journal—an online, peer-reviewed journal published by the nonprofit The Texas Water Journal and the Texas Water Resources Institute—publishes papers as they are completed. It is devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management, research and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies.

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