The Source: How Does Development Affect SA's Flood Problem?
When it rains, it floods in San Antonio. Is this just an act of nature, or engineering and the way the city is built out?
The city could require tougher standards for new development but when that doesn't happen, billions are spent on drainage improvements. Still, high-water incidents cost lives and property damage.
What are the policy and planning solutions that could fix the city's flash flood problem?
- Vianna Davila, reporter for the San Antonio Express-News
- Arthur Reinhardt, assistant director for the City of San Antonio's Transportation and Capital Improvements Department and head of its storm water management division
- Melissa Bryant, environmental sciences manager for the San Antonio River Authority
- Dr. Jaehak Jong, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University; scientist for Texas A&M AgriLife's Blackland research center