TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE AWARDED CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
AMARILLO — The Texas General Land Office (GLO) in conjunction with AECOM engineering was awarded the Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Business Achievement Award by the Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ). The Adaptation & Resilience Business Achievement Award recognizes the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan which outlines projects to restore, enhance, and protect the Texas coastline and wildlife.
“I am incredibly proud of the GLO’s hard work and outstanding achievements to protect and restore our Texas coastline,” said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “The minute we stop prioritizing restoration work on the coastline is the minute we risk losing a Texas treasure – and that is a proposition I am not willing to take. The GLO will continue facilitating coast-wide resiliency projects to steward the natural wonder entrusted to us.
This master plan came as a response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating impact on the Texas coast. The plan, “serves as a long-term, statewide planning tool that directs the agency’s coastal management priorities in developing and implementing projects to restore, enhance, and protect 367-plus miles of Texas coastline and 3,300 miles of bays and estuaries, while protecting multi-billion-dollar energy assets and 6.7 million residents” as stated in Environmental Business Journal. The award merit continues, “the cutting-edge work communicates the impact of inaction, fosters future land/asset stewardship and is already informing resiliency projects/guidelines nationally” (Environmental Business International).
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