GIS NEWS: A New Approach to Flood Mapping

From David Maidment, University of Texas – For nearly three decades, we at the University of Texas (UT) have been working with Esri to support the intersection of GIS and water resources, particularly in the areas of hydrology and flood mapping. Recent technological advances—and their proven value in the face of Hurricane Harvey—make this a good point in time to reflect on how we got here, highlight recent developments, and share future initiatives. (more)

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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!