MICHAEL D. TALBOTT, P.E., D.WRE, the Director of the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, Texas, has been with the district for 30 years. Under his direction, the district carries out its mission to devise countywide flood damage reduction plans, implement those plans, and maintain the infrastructure. That mission is executed in the third most populated county in the United States, with a population in excess of 4.1 million, which includes the City of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. The district has jurisdiction over the primary stormwater facilities in the county, which consist of about 1,500 channels, totaling nearly 2,500 miles in length, as well as more than 40 regional stormwater detention basins and a 2.5-square mile wetlands mitigation bank. Mr. Talbott is active in a number of associations, local committees and task force groups relating to stormwater planning and environmental management. Mr. Talbott is a licensed professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Director, Harris County Flood Control District