Working groups are the primary means by which the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative turns expertise andpassion into action. Each working group includes practitioners in the field and passionate members of the community. If you are interested in participating, email us.
Policy Research & Advocacy
Provides current analysis of water laws and their administration and seeks out model public policy, public financing programs, and marketplace incentives that relate to water management. Helps communities organize and harness political, grassroots and social forces in order to compel marketplace or governmental outcomes that further the public good.
Community & Education
Conducts activities to increase general awareness of the principles of urban water management and provide the practical application skills to implement best practices on public and private properties throughout Greater New Orleans. Develops programs, curricula and training to educate youth on the importance of improving water management and to develop practical workforce skills for the implementation of such strategies and solutions.
Builders & Designers
Supports the design, engineering, financing and construction of exemplary water management projects. Spearheads professional development for design professionals and regulators focused on green infrastructure.