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Issue 27
May 2023
Flood Control District goes on tour with delegates from Ghana

The Harris County Flood Control District recently announced a strategic restructuring of the organization to bolster operational efficiency and enhance community engagement. The restructuring includes the creation of new executive leadership roles and the redefinition of certain departments and divisions.

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Harris County Flood Control District's Executive Director Dr. Tina Petersen had the privilege of meeting with Ghana’s Member of Parliament (MP) and Minister of Housing and Works Honorable Francis Asenso-Boakye and his staff to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the collaboration and information sharing regarding flood risk reduction solutions, flood resiliency and mitigation strategies.


The dignitaries from Ghana were treated to a tour of completed projects in the Brays Bayou watershed as examples of what the Harris County Flood Control District has achieved in terms of helping to mitigate flooding  in Harris County. Presentation sessions about the Flood Control District were also held in order to provide briefings on  its vision and current projects. The tour ended with discussions on how Ghana might employ similar strategies to help mitigate flooding in their respective region.

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Flood Control District hosts diplomats from Morocco

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On May 31, the Harris County Flood Control District hosted diplomats from Morocco, as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program coordinated through Global Austin.  Flood Control District staff shared information regarding best practices in emergency preparedness, management, planning, and coordination among federal, state, and local government. Discussions  included reviewing lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey and an overview on current flood damage reduction projects.

Stormwater Detention Basin completed in Reverend William and Audrey Lawson Park