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Hurricane Harvey Decision-Support – Resilient Environments and Communities

Implementing Organization

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, University of Texas Medical Branch, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Institute for Sustainable Communities, University of Houston Law Center, Center for US and Mexican Law


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program


Project Category

Human and Social

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This interdisciplinary project assesses public and environmental impacts from Hurricane Harvey, and linkages across them, by using microbial composition to monitor the effects and recovery dynamics of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on key waterbodies, conducting a legal review of key challenges and considerations for disaster response and resilience in Texas, and assessing socioeconomic data to evaluate the vulnerability and resilience of Harvey impacted communities on the Texas coast. The research will provide a framework to systematically identify key data gaps and outline strategic recommendations in responding to current and future disaster recovery processes.


Katya Wowk
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