Updated August 16.
This fall, residents of New Orleans and parts of Jefferson Parish will go to the polls to elect new local leaders. In an effort to educate candidates and constituents alike, the Water Collaborative has developed a series of fact sheets about water management issues. As localized flooding has recently reminded us: safe, sustainable water management is a core service of local government in Southeast Louisiana. It’s vital that both residents and candidates understand the fundamentals of water management.
We’ll be releasing one fact sheet per week. The first one deals with Flooding and Subsidence Take a look and share with your neighbors.
This week’s fact sheet serves as a primer on the Fundamentals of Water Management in New Orleans. Our unique topography and built environment necessitate a drainage system unlike most in the world. Every voter and elected official should have a basic grasp of how the system functions.