During the month of October 2016, Anne Loes Nilessen, director of Defacto, has travelled through the United States and gave lectures at several universities throughout the country. The second university she visited was A&M University in Texas. Here, she spoke together with Dale Morris and presented on the latest developments of the landscape design for the Ike Dike, which is meant to protect the Houston-Galveston region from hurricane storm surge. The Ike Dike was built after hurricane Ike caused great damage to the region in 2008.

Defacto has been involved in the development of the Ike Dike since 2014. To learn more about this project, please visit our project page.