"Our Mission is to enhance, enable and integrate sustainable use of land and water for the Houston area's continued growth and economic vitality."
Maintaining the pace of growth and development in the greater Houston area requires that those with a vested interest adopt new ideas and employ new methods that will insure that growth can be sustained. The forum seeks to engage the broadest possible range of constituent groups, in a collaborative effort that focuses on practical application rather than abstract theory in the exploration of incremental answers to some of the Houston area's most significant land/water sustainability issues.
While often leading the way with ground breaking sustainable practices inside the building envelope, local development and redevelopment projects often do not utilize innovative techniques in site design. Across this country and the world, new ideas, methods, materials and technologies aimed at positively impacting the sustainability of land and water resources have been widely adopted, some are being developed right here in Houston. this forum was formed to provide exposure to the full range of these practices, to encourage their adoption, their adaptation where needed for the conditions found in our community and to foster creativity in both the development of new solutions and the regulatory infrastructure that enables them.
CITY/COUNTY POLICY MAKERS & REGULATORS
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS & CONTRACTORS
SITE WORK & UTILITY CONTRACTORS
LOCAL/REGIONAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS
WHO WE ARE
WHO WE REPRESENT
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
BAYOU PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS - HOUSTON
ASSOCIATION OF WATER BOARD DIRECTORS
HOUSTON COULD OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES
ENERGY CORRIDOR DISTRICT
HOUSTON - GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL
CITY OF HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING
HARRIS COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE DIVISION
HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
TEXAS COASTAL WATERSHED PROGRAM
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES
To explore land/water related practices, methods, technologies and materials which may provide economic benefit and improve quality of life in the greater Houston area.
To weight the focus of our exploration of these practices, methods, technologies and materials on practical application rather than theoretical concept.
To promote, in development and infrastructure, the implementation of practices that protect our land and water resources.
To engage the broadest possible range of constituencies with a vested interest in furthering the mission of this forum, including public agencies, in order to facilitate and speed adoption of practices which reflect the Mission.
To track the progress of adoption and implementation of sustainable practices in the development and management land/water by public agencies in the Forum's area of influence.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum please contact
Steering Committee Chair