LA - Lend your voice to the coastal conservation conversation – New Orleans, Louisiana
My life from New Orleans has been shaped by water. I was born in this city. Its culture and lifestyle are intricately related to water and our natural coastal resources.
My life from New Orleans has been shaped by water. I was born in this city. Its culture and lifestyle are intricately related to water and our natural coastal resources. My life with water Water collaborative.. Every day, I work with city and local partners to create and support solutions for everyone at risk of flooding. We focus on fair practices for achieving sustainable living and prosperity with water.
Like many others, my family lost everything at Hurricane Katrina and landed in Louisiana on August 29, 2005, the day before their 16th birthday. Fast forward towards 2020. We experienced the most active hurricane season on record and it scared many of us. According to science, storms will get more and more intense year by year. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration again predicts a above-average Atlantic hurricane season that will last from June 1st to November 30th. Of the 13 to 20 named storms predicted, 6 to 10 can be hurricanes and 3 to 5 can be hurricanes. What is expected to be a major hurricane.
The Mississippi River has built the delta on which we live and depend. It shapes our culture and economy. But that same water threatens our lives. Among the rising sea levels, rapid land loss, and the imminent threat of storm surges Louisiana’s unique coastal culture and its community are at stake. Water affects all of us and we are now responsible for acting for a more sustainable future. Strategic water management and cooperation with nature both inside and outside the embankment is the best way to tackle climate change, urban and economic development, and environmental justice at the same time.
We need to do better work to restore and protect the natural defenses of storm surge barrier wetlands.And we need to be aware of it Black, indigenous and other color communities It is most at risk when the environment is threatened or damaged. Ironically, the same endangered community has some of the best generations of knowledge to help support the future of the Louisiana Delta and our long-term resilience.