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International SSPEED Conference
Urban and Coastal Flooding: Building a Resilient Future
October 12 & 13, 2023

Please join us this October for SSPEED’s 11th Conference, where top experts from around the globe will present on a number of topics with Q&A and panel discussions. In addition, attendees will have a chance to see a demonstration of temporary flooding solutions by Dutch Water Prevention. This two-day event will be located at the Anderson-Clarke Center (Glasscock School of Continuing Studies) at Rice University. 


• How do we build a Flood Resilient Future
• Coastal Protection for Galveston Bay
• Nature-Based Flood Solutions
• Impact on Future Storms
• Flood protection and climate adaptation in the Dutch Delta
• European Approach to Flood Mitigation
• Governmental Flood Control & the Future
• Watershed Modeling to Support Water Resources Management
• Advanced Floodplain Analysis using 2d HEC-RAS
• Machine Learning for Flood Prediction and Management
• Advanced Flood Modeling for Critical Facilities
• Houston 6 Years after Harvey


The latest schedule can be found here

​Two-Day Conference Pricing

​The conference registration fee includes handout materials, breaks, lunches, and reception. The conference agenda will be posted this summer. Up to 15 hours of CEU credit available.


Late Registration                $300
Student Registration*         $100

*Must have valid Student ID & email. Please email

Parking & Directions

Event LocationAnderson-Clarke CenterRice University, home to the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Parking Lot: West Lot 5 (free parking for this year only)

Entrance: Entrance 8 or Entrance #9 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Loop Rd. 


Please enter the lobby of Anderson-Clarke Center to check-in and receive your name badge on both days. On both days, Check-In opens at 8:00 a.m. and the conference starts promptly at 8:30. Grab a cup of coffee and mingle before the sessions begin. All sessions will be held in the Auditorium, unless noted in the schedule. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reception & Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors, Aecom, DEC Engineering, Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas, and Walter P Moore for supporting our reception on Thursday evening, October 12 from 4:30 -5:00 p.m. We will have light bites and spirits to give our attendees the opportunity to connect with others across the industry. 

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