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Mayoral Forum: Flood Risk and Adapting to a Changing Environment

Addresse1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
CityNew Orleans
AtPeoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market
CountyOrleans (LA2118)
Date09/14/2017
Hours19:30
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1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans
Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market
Orleans (LA2118)
Tel 2017-09-14
Categoria Events


The Urban Conservancy is partnering with New Orleans- and Louisiana-based organizations (Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans, the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, Water Works, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Gulf Restoration Network) to host a mayoral forum on "Flood Risk and Adapting to a Changing Environment." The Lens and Gulf Restoration Network are sponsors. The event will be held on the evening of Thursday September 14th and will be open to the public. The moderated forum will give candidates the opportunity to answer questions on issues pertaining to New Orleans' role in Louisiana's coastal land loss crisis and restoration efforts, the City's flood protection and the future of living with water, and lastly the City's role in committing to climate change adaptation and the principals delineated in the Paris Climate Accord.

Though the broad topics have been identified, we welcome suggestions for specific questions from organizations, stakeholders and residents. To find out how your organization can participate, contact dana@urbanconservancy.org

Comments
I have a new neighbor building on a lot across the street from me. They were creating a driveway with gravel and permeable pavers and bricks, but the city requires them to either keep the drive grass...or to pave it with concrete. The paving seems to be backwards, and if this is the messaging from folks that offer building permits, then they should be at the table as well. It seems like some education is in order...
This forum sounds fantastic. Looks like I cannot attend as a concerned constituent because I have already confirmed my attendance for the Algiers Candidate Forum as a candidate for City Council At Large Division 2.
That forum includes mayoral candidates, though, so just wanted to let yall know in case you were unaware of that conflict.
Check out this candidates fact sheet on Flooding and Subsidence produced by the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans. The Water Collaborative will be rolling out a series of fact sheets over the coming weeks. http://nolawater.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ELECTION-2017-FACT-SHEET-FLooding-and-Subsidence.pdf
Interesting op-ed by Jed Horne on New Orleans' flood prevention efforts in The Lens this morn. http://thelensnola.org/2017/08/11/time-to-recognize-the-basic-flaw-in-our-whole-approach-to-flood-prevention/
Thanks, Rahn Broady, for permission to use your photo from the 8/5/17 flood.
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