Harvey recovery, resiliency focus of upcoming Rice events

More than a year after Hurricane Harvey, Rice University will host two events focused on recovery and resiliency Oct. 4 and 5.

Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Submitted photo.

Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Submitted photo.

Lloyd’s Day at Rice University: The Future Smart and Resilient City, a daylong event set for Oct. 4, will explore challenges, opportunities and solutions at the intersection of smart city development, hazard resilience and insurance.

The event will be held in Rice’s Anderson-Clarke Center and the agenda is available online at http://lloydsday.rice.edu/program. The event is co-sponsored by Lloyd’s of London.

Discussion panels will address such topics as resilience in the smart city, the role of insurance and risk financing.

University researchers will present their work on helping the city rebuild during the Rice Houston Engagement and Recovery Effort (HERE) Symposium Oct. 5. The agenda for the daylong event, also to be held in the Anderson-Clarke Center, is available online at http://heresymposium.rice.edu/agenda.

The symposium will showcase ongoing HERE-supported research related to Hurricane Harvey. Talks will highlight nine funded projects aimed at making the Houston area stronger and more sustainable following the devastation caused by the storm’s record rainfall.

Both events are open to the public, but registration is required. To register for Lloyd’s Day, visit https://rcqm.webconnex.com/lloydsday. To register for the HERE Symposium, visit https://rcqm.webconnex.com/HERE.

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