Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

Living laboratory

The world is watching Louisiana's recovery from Katrina

A house surrounded by eroded wetlands in Terrebonne Parish. Many land restoration projects in Louisiana are under way or completed.

New York Times

New York Times

The lessons from Hurricane Katrina, laid out in concrete, steel, earth, marsh, and in Louisiana's ambitious 50-year, $50 billion master plan, are being watched with interest from New York to Florida and the Texas Coast. Officials have come from around the world by the planeload to see what is rising here. These visitors see in Louisiana a glimpse of their own future, as climate change brings rising seas and heavy weather to coastal communities.


Tampa moves ahead on $250M stormwater fix

Tampa Tribune

The Tampa City Council voted unanimously to go with the big fix and present a plan that will cost more than a quarter of a billion dollars to help ease flooding. The $250 million plan would install drainage systems in flood-prone areas and upgrade maintenance of existing infrastructure — needs that were driven home recently with 11 consecutive days of rain, some days with 4 and 5 inches each.


Millennials targeted by SAWS for water planning

San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Water System wants to reach a younger crowd — those who will be affected most by decisions made now about water for the future. SAWS launched a new microsite,, that seeks input from young professionals, students and others who don’t necessarily want to read reports or attend meetings on the city’s future water supply.

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