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Planning for Safer Growth in Coastal Louisiana
2nd Presidents’ Forum on Meeting Coastal Challenges

March 23, 2006 Forum:

Presentations from the March 23, 2006, Presidents’ Forum on Meeting Coastal Challenges: Planning for Safer Growth in Coastal Louisiana are accessible for viewing online. Visitors can access the archive by clicking on the button below. Viewers can skip to any specific portion of the Forum by selecting a desired slide from the “Slide List” menu in the viewer skin.

Presenters at the 2006 Forum included Mark Davis, executive director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana; Marc Levitan, director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center; Dennis Hwang, an internationally recognized coastal zone management expert and attorney from Hawaii; John Lopez, director of the Coastal Sustainability Program of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation; Charlotte Randolph, president of the Lafourche Parish Council; and Randy Roach, mayor of the City of Lake Charles. Mike Jacobs, publisher of the Grand Forks Herald, also discussed the North Dakota city’s recovery process following a 1997 flood.

Download: Agenda.pdf (22KB PDF)
Download: SpeakerBios.pdf (39KB PDF)
Download: Transcript.pdf (1.77MB PDF)

Presentations:
(The presentations below are in Adobe PDF format.)

  • Practical Ideas For Protecting Our Coast
  • Predicting the Effects of Future Storm Events
  • Financial Implications of Operating in Storm-Prone Areas: Insurance and Banking Policy Perspectives
  • Local Government and Managing Long-Term Floodplain Risks
  • Siting and Construction: Techniques for Building Safer and Smarter
  • Learning from the Grand Forks, North Dakota Experience
  • Developing Blueprints for Safer Growth in Other States
  • Implications of Federal and State Legislation and Regulation
  • Open Discussion of Issues by the Audience and Implications of Federal and State Legislation and Regulation Panel
 

Data examining possible hurricane impacts on Galveston Island are accessible by following this link, provided by Presidents’ Forum speaker Randy Roach, mayor of the City of Lake Charles.


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