Urban Water Series: Technical Master Class

The Greater New Orleans Foundation and City of New Orleans in partnership with the Surdna Foundation present the Urban Water Series: Technical Master Classes, a series of lectures and workshops which aim to deepen the technical knowledge of private and public sector professionals and improve their ability to design, install, and maintain green infrastructure.

The first free public lecture will be held on December 8th, 5:30-7pm when Danish architect Flemming Rafn Thomsen, co-founding partner of the trailblazing design firm THIRD NATURE (Tredje Natur), will discuss ways that humans and nature can thrive together—rather than apart—in hybrid urban/natural environments he calls “Third Nature.”

The whole-day workshop on December 9th entitled “Manmade Natures: Urban Climate Change Solutions” discusses how other cities are implementing climate adaptation strategies in neighborhoods and large-scale urban renewal projects.  This master class is intended for landscape, planning, design professionals, architects, and parish and city staff.  The workshop costs $75 which includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.

To register, please go to www.gnof.org/work/environment/urban-water/. For questions, contact . More information can be found in the event flier HERE.

Address Change

Please be advised that our mailing address has changed. Any mail should be sent to:

1836 Valence Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Please disregard any reference to our previous address in old posts if we have missed them. We apologize for any confusion. Thank you!

Trash Free Waters Program

SWBNO picks up 211 tons of trash out of the canals per year!

The EPA’s Trash Free Waters Program will be holding a workshop Friday afternoon, July 25th to share information and progress on this effort to reduce trash(specifically “floatables”)  in the nation’s waterways. The session will focus on identifying the extent and source of the problem in New Orleans, and on specific activities (and available funding sources) that can help  minimize trash pollution in Lake Pontchartrain and adjacent waterways.

Attached is a draft agenda and background info on the Trash Free Waters Program.

When: Friday July 25th  1:00—4:00 PM
Where: New Orleans Mosquito Control Authority Training Room
2100 Leon C Simon Blvd (near Elysian Fields)


Harrah’s Community Support Grant

Exciting news! LUSC has received a grant as part of the Harrah’s Community Support Grant Program, which “exists to foster organizations and projects that contribute to the economic, cultural, and civic fabric of the city.”

We look forward to putting this money to good use in the community!

Check out the news from the New Orleans City Council HERE.

UPDATE: More news coverage from the Times-Picayune HERE.

Annual Meeting – Save the Date!

Save the Date!

LUSC Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
New Orleans, LA

  • In conjunction with WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (read more about WEFTEC here)
  • Access to WEFTEC exhibit hall and possibly other parts of the conference to be determined
  • Update from EPA
  • CEUs will be available (amount to be determined)
  • Cost and other information coming soon!

Call for Topics

What do you need more information on? What problems could we provide help with? Suggest topics you would like covered; our mission is to help YOU!

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