The TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts highlighted the influence of natural hazards on the economy and well-being of communities in Texas. The summit convened government officials, research leaders and insurance industry representatives, who took a hard look at what the state needs to know and do to prepare for future natural disasters, unprecedented weather events and global pandemics, including response, recovery and mitigation of the impacts.

The summit consisted of two parts:

Featured Speakers

Kelvin Droegemeier

Kelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D.

Regents’ Professor of Meteorology

University of Oklahoma

Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Ph.D.

Linbeck Chair and Associate Professor
College of Engineering & Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame

Jamie Kruse

Jamie Brown Kruse, Ph.D.


East Carolina University

Program Committee

Summit Co-Chairs:

Hanadi Rifai

Hanadi Rifai, Ph.D., P.E.

John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Houston
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[Natural hazards] are costly in terms of human lives and quality of life and health, and we need to come up with a better paradigm for how we address them.

Kishor Mehta

Kishor Mehta, Ph.D., P.E. (NAE)

P. W. Horn Professor of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Texas Tech University
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The summit is designed to publicize the impacts of natural hazards and to seek solutions and policy changes to reduce suffering of people… People will understand that significant technological advancements in the past few decades have been made.

Program Committee Members:

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