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    • Better Flood Management
      Saving lives through technology & innovation
    • Better Flood Management
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      Texas has the highest number of flood deaths per year in the US – three times more than No. 2.
      • “Floods have caused a greater loss of life and property and have devastated more families and communities in the United States than all other natural hazards.
      • Flood damages continue to increase and every year billions are spent in response to flood disasters.”
      From President Obama’s Draft Executive Order on Floodplain Management, April 2010
    • Better Flood Management
      • Better flood warning and emergency management
      • Better flood modeling and mapping
    • Better Flood Management
      • Continuous, real-time flood mapping everywhere
      • Common data language that supports web services
      • A hub for real-time flood data and computation
      • New flood apps and devices
    • Better Flood Management
      Leverage the infrastructure and technologies we develop to convey timely and accurate data to critical audiences
    • Better Flood Management
      • The Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR) is a global leader in water information systems
      • The National Academies’ assessment of FEMA’s flood mapping program was led by UT Austin
      • Unique combination of expertise across campus to create real solutions that help citizens
    • Better Flood Management
      Saving lives through better flood warning, emergency management, modeling and mapping.