The Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160-acre green space in Downtown Houston nestled along the Buffalo Bayou. The park experienced an unusually large amount of damage between 2015 and 2017. Harvey caused extensive damage to the bayou’s banks and structures. The HCFCD selected our team to act as design engineers for the three-phase improvement project. Through natural stream restoration, we removed existing sediment along the bayou, stabilized slope failures and installed prevention measures to stop future erosion while still preserving the bayou in it’s original state.
Learn more about our team’s involvement on the Buffalo Bayou Park Slope Stabilization & Bench Sediment Removal Project.
Formed 18,000 years ago, the Buffalo Bayou has played an important role in Houston and Texas history. From the final battle of Texas independence to an area landmark, learn more about the history of the Bayou and how it has change through the years.
Urban Water Systems
2020 Virtual Urban Water Presentation
Water systems are feeling the impact of increased urbanization. The consequences of these changes result in decreased pervious surfaces, an increase in volume and a lower quality of water. When a community cannot coexist with a river or stream, it is time to take action. Our tendency in an urban watershed is to try and control it, but if the system is not in equilibrium, nature will respond.
Our experts Erin Williford, PE and Aiza Jose, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP, lead a course that will equip engineers with the skills they need to effectively work in urban watersheds across Texas. Together, the two water experts have more than 40 years of experience working in urban water systems. Throughout the course Erin and Aiza will discuss flooding, sediment, nutrient and floatables from an urban perspective in addition to discussing their experience working in urban watersheds in Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth.
We’d love to do this presentation for your organization, please contact us for more information!