Designed by flood expert, Dr. Philip Bedient at Rice University, with assistance from Dr. Nick Fang and Dr. Baxter Vieux, FAS4 is an integrated system that predicts inundation levels caused by heavy rainfall events in order to provide lead-time for flood-response decisions. For over twenty years, FAS has monitored the Brays Bayou Watershed to protect the Texas Medical Center.


In 2019, the SSPEED Center launched a Flood Alert System for White Oak Bayou,​. White Oak Bayou is a major watershed in central northwest Harris County. The real-time data demonstrates the flood risks at selected critical transportation locations across White Oak Bayou. 

Our current research is linking FAS-WOB to a Mobility Model for Access to Critical Facilities.

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