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EWRI Technical Session: Design and Implementation of HCFCD's Flood Forecast Program

October 07, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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We have rescheduled this webinar for Wednesday, October 7th.  We hope you can still join us.

If you would like a refund of the registration fee, please email Jason Becker at [email protected]  Thank you for your support of EWRI!

In recent years, Harris County experienced four major floods that have resulted in extensive loss of property, billions of dollars in damages, and loss of life.  During these events, HCFCD has leveraged its extensive gauge network to conduct flood warning operations and provide information on current watershed conditions to emergency managers, government officials, and members of the media that is critical to the protection of county residents.  Although extremely valuable, HCFCD’s ability to provide an accurate assessment of future flooding and provide early flood warnings using its gauge network alone has depended heavily on experience and ability respond to rapidly changing conditions in the field.

To address the ever growing need to know the coming flood threat, HCFCD is expanding its capabilities by developing a Flood Forecast Program focused on producing forecasts of the magnitude, timing, and extent of flooding for the 22 watersheds located in Harris County.  This presentation seeks to highlight technical aspects of the forecast system’s development and implementation of the program.

Speaker: Justin Terry, PE, CFM, Flood Forecaster, Harris County Flood Control District

Speaker biography is provided below.

 Agenda:      12:00 noon        Introductory Remarks and Presentation
                     1:00 p.m.         Q&A and EWRI Announcements
                     1:30 p.m.         Adjourn

Professional Development Hours:  One PDH offered for this event.

ASCE Members:         $15
Non-Members:           $25
Note: A link for the webinar will be sent to all registered attendees the morning of the event.

Please pay by credit card online after clicking the "Register Now" button.

Sponsors:  Sponsorships are available for $250 each. Sponsors will receive:

  • One complimentary registration
  • Recognition on welcome screens and verbally during the event

Please email a high-resolution logo to [email protected] after you purchase your sponsorship.  You may purchase your sponsorship online by clicking on the "Register Now" button or click here to complete a paper form and mail a check.

Justin Terry, P.E., CFM
Flood Forecaster
Harris County Flood Control District
Houston, TX

Mr. Terry is a Flood Forecaster at the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston. In his role, Justin is responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of HCFCD’s Flood Forecast System.

A Florida native, Justin graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering - Water Resources.  As a researcher, he studied the effects phosphate mining on surface-groundwater interaction in West-Central Florida.  Prior to joining HCFCD, Justin worked as a consultant where he gained a wide range of H&H experience on projects in public and private sectors.



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