Houston’s flooding shows what happens when
you ignore science and let developers run rampant
Since Houston, Texas was founded nearly two centuries
ago, Houstonians have been treating its wetlands as stinky, mosquito-infested
blots in need of drainage. Even after it became a widely accepted scientific
fact that wetlands can soak up large amounts of flood water, the city continued
to pave over them. The watershed of the White Oak Bayou river, which includes much of northwest
Houston, is a case in point. From
1992 to 2010, this area lost more than 70% of its wetlands
At the beginning of the video: "Civil engineering is everywhere. It's in every road you drive, it's in the clean water you drink. It's where you live, work and play."
Towards the end of the video: "Civil engineers have cool jobs. They're creative and informative.
They make an impact and change life, making our world a better place."
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