2017 Coastal Master Plan Update

Join us for an interactive workshop and discussion on the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the RESTORE Act, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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The 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Update is currently underway. The Master Plan is the key driver of coastal restoration efforts, as well as risk reduction projects along the Louisiana Coast. The state is required to “administer their regulatory practices, programs, contracts, grants, and all other functions vested in them in a manner consistent with the Master Plan and public interest to the maximum extent possible.” CPRA has significantly updated the Risk Assessment, and has made a lot of its data publicly accessible, via the Flood Risk and Resilience Viewer, which is designed to provide information on flood risk, coastal land change, and community impacts. This workshop will provide an update on existing projects and potential projects that will be included in the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. We will also discuss the impact of RESTORE Act Funding on Coastal Master Plan implementation and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

I. Current Status of 2017 Master Plan Update
II. Flood Risk and Resilience Viewer
III. Expected Additional Projects
IV. Status of Projects To Date
V. RESTORE Funding
VI. Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in the Water Sector

Karim Belhadjali, Deputy Chief, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Jennifer Gerbasi, Recovery Planner, Terrebonne Parish
Chris Barnes, Legal Advisor, Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities
Justin Ehrenwerth, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

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This workshop is a series in the Water Challenge, an initiative funded by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and generously sponsored by Entergy Corporation.