Flood Resilient Aggies Program Granted Funding

IDRT is thrilled to announce that The Flood Resilient Aggies Program (FRAP) has been accepted for funding! This collaborative commitment means that the program can now build on and expand educational features for participating students. Led by Dr. Yoonjeong Lee, FRAP offers a month-long international experience of authentic and transformative learning through immersive research activities […]

IDRT contributes first chapter in “A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation”

IDRT is excited to announce that “A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy” has been published and is now available for purchase. The first chapter, titled “A Comprehensive Framework for Coastal Flood-Risk Reduction: Charting a Course Toward Resiliency” is authored by our very own Samuel Brody, Kayode Atoba, Wesley Highfield, Antonia Sebastian, […]

IDRT’s Sherry Parker is honored with a 2021 President’s Meritorious Service Award

Congratulations to IDRT’s Business Administrator, Sherry Parker, on being named a 2021 President’s Meritorious Service Award winner! “Congrats to Sherry Parker for winning this prestigious award! I can’t think of a more deserving candidate who lifts everyone up around her with her work excellence and sense of integrity. I know we would never be nearly […]

IDRT releases a new Measuring, Mapping and Managing Flood Risk in Texas web tool.

IDRT recently updated and improved on our the original tool for identifying flood risk across 14 counties along the Upper Texas coast. New features include: (1) more explanation of how we are using statistical machine learning techniques to identify expected flood impacts based on parcel-level flood damage claims; (2) different return periods/probability of flood events; […]

IDRT Releases a new web tool demonstrating annual likelihood of flooding.

IDRT has developed a new web tool to show the annual likelihood of flooding based on historic flood damages. To accomplish this, researchers at the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas at Texas A&M University at Galveston used a machine learning algorithm trained on nearly 40 years of insured loss data from FEMA’s National Flood […]

Bill Read ’71 ’76 is being honored with the Michel T. Halbouty Geosciences Medal.

Bill Read received his B.S. and M.S. in meteorology from Texas A&M in 1971 and 1976, respectively. His decades of experience serving in the meteorology field include flying into and forecasting tropical cyclones and other severe weather events for the U.S. Navy and the National Weather Service (NWS), working as a senior forecaster in the […]