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Urban Waters Partnership

Lake Pontchartrain Area/New Orleans (Louisiana) Meetings & Events

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April 2017

The partnership held a meeting on April 19th focused on "Citizen-driven Small Scale Restoration and Habitat Projects." Projects from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, and the Gulf Restoration Network were showcased. 

January 2017

The locally run partnership held an all-partners meeting. Public access was the theme of the meeting. Project updates were also given on various on-going projects, including the LaFitte Greenway. The next meeting will be in April.

November 2015

The Strategic and Transition Planning Workshop #3 has outlined the next steps of the New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The goal of the workshop was to finalize ideas for developing a strategic plan to implement the following transition processes:

  1. Identify local leadership to take over coordination of the partnership
  2. Identify themes, process, and structure of workgroups moving forward

Bill Honder, Division Director for EPA Region 6 Water Qualit Protection Division, attended this final workshop. The workshop was held November 3rd at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

Strategic and Transition Planning Workshop #3 (November 3, 2015) at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center Exit 

July 2015

July 2015 Workshop #2

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May 2015

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March 2015

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September-October 2014

July 28 - August 1, 2014

Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (July 28 – August 1, 2014) – Session on Pontchartrain Basin Exit

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May-June 2014

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March 2014

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December 2013

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November 2013

Summary of the 2013 Smart Growth Summit in Baton Rouge — Urban Waters Panel on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:15 PM

H2O Overview: How to Learn from the New Orleans Urban Waters Partnership



  • This panel discussion covered the exciting urban waters movement taking place in New Orleans including the EPA led Urban Waters Partnership launched in 2011 and the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan released in September 2013. The panel discussed these two ongoing efforts that are interconnected in their objectives to increase connection to urban waters in New Orleans and ultimately improve water quality and revitalize communities.

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October 2013

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June 2013

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January 2013

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