The Bay's Priority Problems
Coastal areas have the highest human population densities and concentrations of industry in this country. Houston grew into a global hub for the petrochemical and energy businesses because of its status as a port with transportation links to the world. In turn, shipping encouraged the growth of population and industry around Galveston Bay.
During this period of development, the bay has provided goods, such as seafood, and ecological services, such as pollutant assimilation and recreational opportunities. However, some types of development make it difficult to maintain the goods, services and opportunities that the Bay has historically provided. The past and current modifications of Galveston Bay and its tributaries according to the needs of the businesses and people who reside near them generate great challenges.
The Galveston Bay Estuary Program has focused its efforts to meeting seventeen challenges that constitute the Galveston Bay Priority Problems List.
You can explore the Seventeen Priority Problems in further detail: