TPR’s Jerry Clayton recently spoke with Dr. Sam Brody, Director of Texas A&M’s Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas about the recently unveiled Texas Disaster Information System
The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee issued the following testimony by Samuel D. Brody, professor and chair in sustainable coasts at Texas A&M University-Galveston, involving a hybrid hearing on June 16, 2022, entitled “Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program: Protecting Communities from Flood Risk”.
IDRT’s Dr. Sam Brody and TACC’s Dr. Suzanne Pierce are featured in TEXASCALE’s article, “DASHBOARDS FOR DISASTERS; Establishing a roadmap to make Texas safer, more secure for the future.”
The Weather Channel developed a series of videos on coastal disasters along the Interstate 10 highway. IDRT’s Director, Sam Brody, is featured at the 5:15 minute mark of the first video. Sam discusses the impact of coastal storm events on Texas. The Weather Channel describes the video series as an examination of “Disaster Road.” Along […]
In a story written by Katie Watkins at Houston Public Media, IDRT Director, Sam Brody, is quoted about the causes of increased flood damage in Houston. The story also discusses the implications and impact that the changes to FEMA’s NFIP program will have on Texans. “Under the restructuring, some 89% of policyholders in Harris County […]
IDRT recently welcome Sarah Lawrence and Shefali Venkatramani (Shea) to our team for the summer of 2021. Sarah and Shea are participating in a National Science Foundation (NSF) program called the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). The REU program is a grant-based summer platform hosted by universities across the nation to enhance undergraduate participation in high-level, academic […]
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 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, […]
Dr. Brody was interviewed for a news story, “Flood-prone homeowners may pay more due to upcoming FEMA flood insurance changes” about his perspective on the changes in the federal flood insurance premium and pay structure. To learn more, read the article or watch the interview.
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 […]