Regional Approaches to Water Management

Learn about present and future water management strategies from local and regional leaders.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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Water management does not stop at political boundaries and requires a regional approach to protect us from flooding and water pollution. This workshop will pull together key decision makers and stakeholders from our regional political agencies to discuss the challenges and opportunities of coordinated action to address water management.


I. Regional Water Management – Planning
II. Regional Water Management – Flood Protection
III. Regional Water Management – Intergovernmental Relations
IV. Regional Water Management – Cross-Sector Collaboration


Meredith Soniat, Sustainability Planner, Regional Planning Commission
Bob Turner, Regional Director, Southeast Louisiana Levee Board
Prisca Weems, Stormwater Manager, City of New Orleans
Michelle Gonzales, Director of Floodplain Management and Hazard Mitigation, Jefferson Parish
Henri Boulet, Executive Director, Route 1 Coalition

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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.