Water Economy Workshop

This workshop will focus on the current workforce development opportunities in both the urban and coastal water sector.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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Water is currently a growth sector for Southeast Louisiana’s economy. According to the Data Center’s Coastal Index, the water management cluster is one of the largest in Southeast Louisiana and one of the fastest growing. However, as was discussed at the November workshop, there is a need for the development of a skilled local workforce. This workshop will discuss the current status of the Water Management Cluster, projected future trends, as well as potential opportunities.


What is the current state of the Water Economy?
Where is growth expected?
What are the gaps in the local workforce?
Where are there opportunities for entrepreneurs?


Grasshopper Mendoza & Steve Picou, Louisiana Water Network
Ben Fontenot, GNO, Inc.
Bob Miller, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
Angela Lawson, Louisiana Office of Community Development
Alessandra Jerolleman (moderator), Water Works

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