Mayoral Forum: Flood Risk and Adapting to a Changing Environment

September 14th, 5:30-7:30PM
New Orleans Jazz Market , 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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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) to host a mayoral forum on “Flood Risk and Adapting to a Changing Environment.” The Lens is a sponsor.

The event will be held on the evening of Thursday September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm at the New Orleans Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) 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

This event is also on Facebook. Please find the event page here.

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