Ten Across Summit on resilience and sustainability

The Ten Across Summit in Houston convened diverse perspectives to better share information and to inspire proactive decision-making for resilience and sustainability.

The southernmost portion of the U.S., from Los Angeles in California to Jacksonville in Florida, offers a compelling window on what lies ahead for the nation. Interstate 10 uninterruptedly connects these locations with Texas forming the heart of the connection.

On the front lines of social, economic, and climate change, the Ten Across region contains the three most populous states, many of the largest and most rapidly growing metro areas, the energy capital of the world, many of the largest American international ports, extremes in weather and water-related challenges, and great diversity and demographic change. Here, more than any other cross section of the country, a new and critical portrait of the future can be seen.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation, is frequently mentioned as the most diverse and fastest growing in the country. Considered the “energy capital of the world,” its role in the global economy is becoming more prominent as the growing demand for energy—renewable and otherwise—continues to grow due to the impacts of rapid climate change and global conflict. In addition to its international and national profile, the city’s civic leadership is addressing issues right on its doorstep—homelessness and resiliency, for example—from which others can learn. Like the Ten Across transect, Houston provides a unique lens into the future of America. You can listen to some of the live-sessions here https://10across.com/events/ten-across-summit-houston-tx/

NBSO Texas Chief Representative Bee Kothuis, participated in the Water Data Visualization Workshop ‘Seeing Water Clearly’. The use of data visualization across varying scales fosters holistic water resource thinking and informed water policy discussions. This workshop brought together researchers and public and private sector representatives seeking to create, improve and expand their own water analytics and visualization tools.

If your company can offer products or services in this field and is interested and ready to do business in Texas, do not hesitate to contact NBSO Texas. We are happy to support and connect Dutch water knowledge and expertise in Texas!