Lunch and Learn June 2019

Lunch and Learn June 2019

"Houston Flooding and its Future"

May 20, 2019

HOUSTON, TX (May 20, 2019) - Silver Fox Advisors announced the June 2019 Lunch & Learn Program, scheduled for Thursday June 27, 2019, will feature Professor Jim Blackburn speaking about “Houston’s Flooding and its Future”.

Jim Blackburn is an environmental lawyer and Professor in the practice in Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University. At Rice, Blackburn is a Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute, co-director of the Severe Storm Prevention, Education and Evacuation from Disaster (SSPEED) Center and directs the undergraduate minor in Energy and Water Sustainability.

Texas A&M Press published Blackburn’s Book of Texas Bays in 2004 and his new book, A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast, was published by Texas A&M Press in 2017. Blackburn has also co-authored two books of poems and paintings with artist Isabelle Scurry Chapman, Birds: A Book of Verse and Vision and Texas Hill Country Birds and Waters: Paintings and Poems.

Among other awards, he was designated a Rice University distinguished alumni laureate in 2018, won the International Crane Foundation Good Egg Award in 2015, the Barbara C. Jordan Community Advocate Award from Texas Southern University in 2007, and the Robert C. Eckhardt Lifetime Coastal Achievement Award in 1998.

Blackburn received a B.A. in History and a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Rice University.

Silver Fox Advisors’ President Bill Herman stated, “Every person and business in Houston has been affected by the recent series of floods. You will want to attend this very informative presentation and learn more about this problem and what our future holds in store for this very disturbing issue.” 

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