Survey of Preferences for Wave-Based Flood Risk Reduction Strategies in Harris County, TX

Duration: 2013-2014
Sponser: Houston Advanced Research Center/United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Funding Amount: $132,146
PI: Sam Brody
Co PI: Wesley Highfield


The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores and the Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities at Texas A&M University at Galveston will conduct a public opinion survey of Harris County residents on wave height and storm surge impact reduction strategies. We will select a scientific sample of 2,000 residents and administer a mail survey to identify risk perceptions and stated flood mitigation preferences associated with wave impacts caused by coastal storms. Results of the study will help identify public perceptions of flood risk and preferences among a range of mitigiation techniques to reduce wave heights during storm events.


For questions about the Center:

Dr. Sam Brody
Ocean and Coastal Studies Building
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Galveston, TX 77551
Bldg. 3029, Room 366
Phone (409) 740-4939
Fax (409) 740-4429


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