Interagency Flood Risk Management Academic Council
Established in 2014, InFRM was created to support the common missions of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Through strategic collaborations, InFRM seeks to leverage complementing resources across these agencies and limit the duplication of efforts among the organizations as it relates to flood risk management.
In 2017, InFRM formed its Academic Council to leverage the expertise of leaders in civil and environmental engineering across universities, including Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Louisiana State University. The goal of this Council is to best advise the federal agencies on research through a cooperative agreement on its latest research, research tools and studies, allowing agencies to have the most comprehensive and up-to-date data available in the areas of flood risk mitigation and meteorology research.