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Flood Protection & Ecosystem Restoration Conference


The Flood Protection and Ecosystem Restoration Conference – also known as Levee School – was held in January 2009, and a video archive of the full two-day program is available on this site.

Topics covered include:

  • Comprehensive Master Planning for Restoring Ecosystems and Protecting Communities
  • Planning Resources
  • Coastal Hazards and Inland Flood Risks
  • Non-structural Flood Controls
  • Coastal Hazards Modeling
  • Hydrology and Inland Flooding Issues
  • Structural Flood Controls: Why Is It So Difficult to Design and Build Levees on the Gulf Coast?
  • Planning, Maintaining and Enhancing of Flood Protection Systems
  • Communicating Risk Associated with Coastal and Inland Flooding

The conference was presented by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, LSU, LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. The Flood Protection and Ecosystem Restoration Conference is an ongoing professional development program to assist public agencies, including levee boards and districts, in achieving their statutory responsibilities in flood protection and ecosystem restoration.