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New Orleans Area Flood Protection After Katrina: Looking Ahead

A group of engineering professionals and scientists sat down with ENR and Architectural Record editors to discuss the expanding need for protection from floods and hurricanes in southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. What could be a foundation for a comprehensive regional flood control program, a proposal called Coast 2050, is now being considered by Congress as part of a new water resources bill.

Listen to the debate about how the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina could accelerate long-stalled flood control projects and even change longstanding national policy.

Click here to download this podcast.
Fred Caver
Vice President

Fred Caver & Associates, water resources consultant, Austin, Texas and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
Robert Flowers

HNTB Federal Services Corp., and former Chief of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dominic Izzo
Vice President

DMJM+Harris, Houston, and former Deputy Director of Civil Works for the Corps of Engineers
Orrin Pilkey
Professor Emeritus, Geology

DukeUniversity, Durham, N.C., an expert on the coastal region
Greg Stone
Professor of Geology

Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, an expert on the coastal region

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  John J. Kosowatz, (Moderator)
Managing Editor
Engineering News-Record
Janice L. Tuchman
Engineering News-Record
Tom Ichniowski
Washington, D.C. Burueau Chief
Engineering News-Record
James S. Russell
Architectural Record
  Judy Schriener
Managing Online Editor
McGraw-Hill Construction
Brett Lyon
Assistant Editor



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