Holiday Social, Annual Meeting on Dec. 15

Join us to celebrate that year of positive impact on Thursday, December 15. All Water Collaborative members and friends are invited to gather at the Warehouse, 3014 Dauphine St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  We’ll have drinks, hors d’oeuvres and music on the rooftop! A brief Annual Meeting presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m., during which we will introduce the 2017 Steering Committee and unveil a special surprise! Please RSVP here.

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The Water Collaborative’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Social is a time to celebrate the good work of our colleagues. During 2016, we launched a monthly professional development series, educated hundreds of our neighbors about the region’s hidden water wealth, and assisted local governments with policies to protect and leverage water resources. In their volunteer and profesional lives, Water Collaborative members contributed to federal resilience grants, spoke to national audiences at WEFTEC and ASLA, and helped fellow Louisinanans recover from devastating floods. Let’s take an evening to recognize all that we’ve achieved together.

Project Share examines coastal restoration on Nov. 16

Project Share is a peer-learning opportunity for members and colleagues of our Builders and Designers Working Group. Co-sponsored and hosted by our friends at Propeller, Project Share brings together water sector professionals to learn from one another. The first installment focused on what it takes to get green infrastructure projects funded, approved and built in New Orleans. The next installment, on Wednesday, November 16, looks at government and nonprofit projects to build wetlands and restore bottomland forest. See the flyer for details and be sure to RSVP, as space is limited.161112_flyerprojectshare

Mapping the Action for WATERFRONT 2016

This November, the members of Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative have planned events all across our region.  The event series, called WATERFRONT,  offers many ways to explore, learn and volunteer.  Use the map below to find events by location.  Click the pin icons for dates and details.   Find events listed chronologically and additional links here.

WATERFRONT 2016 Announced

This November, for the second year in row, Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative presents a month-long, water-themed event series.  Dubbed WATERFRONT, the event series invites you to explore water in and around our communities.  Check out the events here.  There is something for everyone!

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Oct. 19 Community Conversation on Sea-Level Rise, Wetlands Loss and Restoration

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Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the document that guides efforts to restore our vanishing coast, is due for an update next year. Help guide that process by joining a Community Conversation on Wed., Oct. 19, 5 p.m. at Dillard University.  The event is open to the public and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to ror.rsvp@gmail.com.

Coastal restoration works in tandem with urban water management to create “multiple lines of defense” for our communities against storms and flooding. You may have seen recent news reports about the accelerated rate of relative sea-level rise threatening Louisiana. This is your chance to hear from state scientists and engineers what they predict for our coast and how we can respond.  It’s critical that state policymakers receive public input as well as public support in the effort to protect our city and coast.

Walk-and-Learn, Art Show Oct. 15 for Anba Dlo Festival

river-city-ii-flyerFor the second year in a row, Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative hosts a River & City walk-and-learn tour as part of the Anba Dlo Halloween Festival.  The 10 a.m. tour will include Crescent Park, the Groundwork Nola Earthlab, and speakers from the Port of New Orleans. It begins and ends at the Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen.  Following the tour, there will be a student exhibit and performance featuring Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Cultural Crossroads program and Louisiana Young Artists and Young Actors (LAYAYA). The students will present works inspired by their encounters with Louisiana wetlands and waterways.

Also: You won’t want to miss the pre-festival symposium on Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m.  Speakers will delve into the question of how to manage the Mississippi River for restoration and commerce in an era of  of coastal lanloss and climate change.

Tour the Eastbank Purification Plant Sept. 19

water-fountain-875_cdc-creditYou bathe in it, drink it and cook with it, but do you know where your water comes from? Join Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative for a behind the scenes tour of the Sewerage and Water Board’s Carrollton Drinking Water Plant, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. You must RSVP (see below).

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM -11:30 AM. Arrive 5-10 minutes before to allow time to check in with photo id to security.

Location: 8800 S. Claiborne Ave. Park in the visitors’ parking lot (with the American flag pole in the middle) and check in with reception at 1935 Eagle Street. It is the white building with a green roof closest S. Claiborne.

What:   Chad LaVoie, Water Purification Senior Manager, will give a tour of the water purification plant and explain the purification process from start to finish. Questions welcome!

RSVP: Please RSVP via eventbrite. You will receive a security screening form, which must be returned in advance.

Project Share Launches Sept. 8

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Presented by Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative and hosted by Propeller, Project Share is our latest peer-learning opportunity for design professionals and those working in the field of green infrastructure. Hear from top designers about how they got projects off the drawing board and what they learned along the way.  The conversation starts at 5 p.m. RSVP required to ambraquet[at]gmail.com.

Explore Opportunities in St. Bernard Parish

Just downriver from New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish is a vital part of our region with a unique character.  St. Bernard is home to small towns and farms. Its commercial fishing tradition keeps NoLa eateries  stocked with oysters, shrimp and other creole delicacies.

In the past decade, St. Bernard Parish has also become home to innovative green buildings and a bold project to grow wetlands.  The parish is at the center of Louisiana’s efforts to restore its vanishing coast. Join us on Tuesday, August 23 at the Meraux Foundation’s Docville Farm to learn more about the growing water sector in St. Bernard Parish.

View details and RSVP here. Sign up for carpooling here.

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2016 Lunch & Learn Series

Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative is proud to announce our 2016 Lunch & Learn Series! These professional development opportunities will deepen your knowledge of green infrastructure technology and techniques, challenge your creativity, and may hold the key to your next project.

Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative 2016 Lunch & Learn Series

Presented by GNO Water Collaborative, Dana Brown Associates and the City of New Orleans, the series takes place at the Regional Planning Commission, 10 Veterans Boulevard. Each one hour course includes lunch. Best off all, they are free … but you must register here.

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