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HARC Newsletter | July 2016


DOE Southwest Combined Heat and Power TAP
HARC has been working on climate mitigation and adaptation applications and technologies through the research and application of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy resilience through combined heat and power (CHP).

HARC’s recent award from the Department of Energy will allow its Clean Energy program to continue leading the DOEs Southwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (SW CHP TAP).
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What’s the deal with flesh-eating bacteria in Galveston Bay?
HARC and its partner, the Galveston Bay Foundation, revisit the 2015 topic of Vibrio vulnificus, the bacterium causing illness and incidents of “flesh eating bacteria” in Galveston Bay. This updated article includes new data on the number of reported illnesses in the Houston-Galveston region from 2001-2015.
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Featured researcher
Andra Wilcox
Research Scientist, Energy Production
Andra Wilcox is a Research Scientist working with the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program. Since joining HARC, Andra has conducted on-site evaluations of drilling and fracturing operations in diverse ecosystems across the United States and Canada.
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HARC in the news
Friday, July 22, 2016
Houston's development boom and reduction of wetlands leave region flood prone
A HARC analysis of federal wetland data for the Houston Chronicle shows how development is impacting wetlands and flood risk in the Houston region. Since 1996 over 54,000 acres of wetlands have been lost and since 2001, developed lands have increased by 25%.
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Announcements & upcoming events
CHP in Data Centers - Building IT Resilience and Lowering Costs webinar September 13
HARC’s Satish Ravindran, senior energy engineer for the Department of Energy's Southwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP), will lead a webinar on CHP in Data Centers - Building IT Resilience and Lowering Costs on September 13, 2016, 10 am CST/11 am EST.
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HARC's webinar on Coastal Wetlands Impact and Resiliency Tools
HARC developed a wetlands story map tool and coastal wetlands resources viewer to discuss wetlands, impacts to wetlands, and wetland functionality. View the webinar to explore the story map, learn the results of our wetland core and sediment data study and interact with the Texas Coastal Resources Viewer in-depth.
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Listen to Stephanie Glenn on water quality issues in rural areas on Houston Matters
HARC's Stephanie Glenn discussed water quality and water safety for rural Texans on the Houston Matters radio show, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Listen to Stephanie's interview, which starts seven minutes into the recording on Houston Matters.
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Careers
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)
HARC is seeking a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As an integral member of the executive management team, HARC’s VP/COO directs, administers, and coordinates the operations of the organization in support of administrative policies and strategic goals established by the President and the Board of Directors.
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