Emerging Issues Following the 2016 Floods

The Southeast Louisiana region has endured two devastating floods in 2016. How can we work together to mitigate the impending flood threats that affect us all?

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

5:00 refreshments, workshop 5:30-7pm


Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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This workshop will explore some of the emerging issues following the flooding in March of 2016 and the more recent flooding in August. As the losses from the flooding are tallied it is becoming clear that many of the impacts were outside of the mapped floodplain, and that the scale of losses will make recovery a long and complex process. The flooding has sparked conversations regarding the current standards in place, the need for watershed scale planning, and how to reduce the impacts from future flood events. This workshop will focus on lessons learned from these events and opportunities to implement best practices during the recovery.

Camille Manning Broome, Center for Planning Excellence
Dr. Shirley Laska, University of New Orleans
Sarah Hammitt, St. Bernard Project
Mayor Jr. Shelton, Mayor of Central, Louisiana

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This workshop is a part of a series included in the Water Challenge, an initiative presented by Propeller focused on solving our region’s most pressing water issues through entrepreneurship. Originally seeded by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and The Idea Village, the Water Challenge is funded by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and supported by Entergy Corporation.