August 2016 Lafayette

Join us at the recently renovated Lafayette Public Library Main Branch for our first Lafayette convening as we work to build the Louisiana water economy. Share the news!

We're all in this together, Louisiana!
The tragic floods of 2016 challenge us to not only effectively respond to human needs, but to rethink many important aspects of our water management and development patterns. As we work toward recovery and resilience, let us consider the following:
  1. What is our shared vision for a thriving Louisiana?
  2. How do we address the "doing what we've always done" paradigm?
  3. Who are the leaders in integrated water management in Louisiana?
  4. Long-term versus short-term: how do we balance immediate needs with the need for longer-term resilience?

Agenda  

If there is one lesson we have learned about floods, it is that records are made to be broken. So in addition to planning for the last flood, we need to anticipate higher water than our current benchmarks. Craig E. Colten, LSU, Aug. 22, 2016
 

10:15      Welcome, Group Introductions & News Sharing
10:50      Native Plant of the Month
10:55      Steve Picou: What is the Louisiana water economy? 
11:10      Mark Davis, Tulane Institute for Water Resources Law & Policy (remotely)
11:25      Group discussion: policy, planning, & leadership
11:45      WEFTEC 2016 New Orleans update
11:50      Closing remarks
12:00      End

As is our custom, please be prepared to share a water related news item. 
WHEN
August 31, 2016 at 10:15am - 12pm
WHERE
Lafayette Public LIbrary Main Branch
301 W Congress
Lafayette, LA 70501
United States
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CONTACT
Steve Picou
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