About the TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit
The TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit will convene government officials, research leaders and insurance industry representatives to take a hard look at what the state needs to know and do to prepare for future natural disasters including response, recovery and mitigation of the impacts.
Houston: Hurricane, Flood and Wildfire Impacts
The Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI) at the University of Houston, launched following Hurricane Harvey, will present Hurricane, Flood and Wildfire Impacts on October 20, 2020, in Houston, Texas. This event will take place at the Hilton University of Houston.
Lubbock: Wind, Tornado and Drought Impacts
The National Wind Institute (NWI) at Texas Tech University, where research in tornadoes, high winds and hail has been conducted for the past fifty years, is currently being rescheduled for Spring 2021. This event will take place at Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center.
TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit—Houston: Hurricane, Flood and Wildfire Impacts—registration, agenda, hotel and travel, and speaker information will be available soon.
Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D. (NAE)
P. W. Horn Professor of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Texas Tech University
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Hanadi S. Rifai, Ph.D., P.E.
John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Houston
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Program Committee Members:
- Danny D. Reible, Ph.D. (NAE), Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Texas Tech University
- Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. (NAM), Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
- W. Nim Kidd, Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management
- Chandra Womack, P.E., Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; Aran & Franklin
TAMEST’s unique interdisciplinary model has become an effective recruitment tool for top research and development centers across Texas. Since our founding, more than 224 TAMEST members have been inducted into the National Academies or relocated to Texas.