Ike Dike proponents point to fears of storm surge into the Houston Ship Channel to justify the massive project–but environmental and community advocates are concerned the $31 billion project will fall short, will create new harms, and is overshadowing smaller-scale, nature-based solutions that could protect us on a shorter timeline.
How unsafe is infrastructure along the Ship Channel during storms? Learn more at our virtual community meeting on November 16, 2022: What will it take to be safe?: Port Houston, major storms, & industrial vulnerabilities. Blake Eskew, a contractor to the Rice SSPEED Center who specializes in analysis of the energy and petrochemical industries, will share his analysis into the vulnerabilities storm surge poses to infrastructure along the Port. Register for the event on zoom.
This is part of an ongoing series to hel the public understand the $31 billion “Ike Dike” project. Our first presentation, “What’s wrong with the Ike Dike?” gave a broad overview of the project, sharing aspects of its key features, key concerns of advocates, and actions we can take on a shorter timeline to address climate risks in our region. Our second presentation, Who gets to decide the shape of our coast?, focused on key decisionmakers currently playing a role in moving the Ike Dike forward.
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