HOUSTON LAND/WATER SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

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.

CIVIL ENGINEERS

 ARCHITECTS

CITY/COUNTY POLICY MAKERS & REGULATORS

  COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS

 LAND OWNERS

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS & CONTRACTORS

 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS

SITE WORK & UTILITY CONTRACTORS

 UNIVERSITIES

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

OUR OBJECTIVES

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

Robert Adair

adair@ecosvs.com

832.456.1000

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