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News from Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative

A few days ago, I submitted a package of amendment proposals for the New Orleans Master Plan on behalf of the Water Collaborative. The far-ranging recommendations were the result of deliberative process that included two special workshops in addition to our monthly working groups. I'm indebted to all the contributors for their sharp ideas and team spirit.

One of the tools we used to analysis how water moves, often unseen, through New Orleans is now available to everyone online. Using Google Maps, our volunteers created layers showing existing drainage infrastructure, institutional lands and parks, waterfronts and more. Users can toggle these on and off using the menu at left. Take a moment to explore the map and see what you discover about the city's hidden water wealth.

All the best,
Nathan Lott
Thank you to the volunteers and participants who made our Project Share launch a success! A joint effort with Propeller, Project Share offers peer learning in green infrastructure and coastal restoration with a focus on innovation.

You bathe in it, drink it and cook with it, but do you know where your water comes from? Join Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative for a behind the scenes tour of the Sewerage and Water Board's Eastbank Purification Plant, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. You must RSVP.

Upcoming Events

  • Sept. 17, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Sweep the Beach 2016 presented by Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Picnic follows at New Canal Lighthouse.
  • Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. Tour the Eastbank Purification Plant of the Sewerage and Water Board, 8800 S. Claiborne Ave.
  • Sept. 20, noon. Lunch & Learn: Flexible Porous Paving Systems with Quality Sitework MaterialsRegional Planning Commission, 10 Veterans Blvd.
  • Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. La. Water Economy Network Meeting. East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

  • Sept. 24 8:30 a.m. Bike Your Park Greenway Tour and Jazz Tour. 5 mile ride departs form Armstrong Park. 
  • Oct. 13., 5 p.m. Community Meeting on Coastal Restoration and Protection. Dillard University.
  • Oct. 15, 10 a.m. Anba Dlo Walk-and-Learn followed by LAYAYA exhibit. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave.
  • Oct. 15, 7 p.m Anba Dlo Halloween Festival. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave.
  • Oct. 22, 10 a.m., Stormwater Management Walking Workshop on Lafitte Greenway, departs from Basin St. Station
  • Oct. 25 - 26. Wetland Assimilation in Louisiana presented by Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Southeastern University.
  • Nov. 15. America Recycles Day, presented by Sewerage and Water Board. Latrobe's, 403 Royal St.

As part of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's annual Beach Sweep, Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Sewerage and Water Board and Nola Trash Mob will tackle trash on the greenway and Bayou St. John. The greenway team meets at 9 a.m. at Jefferson Davis Pkwy. and Lafitte Greenway. The kayak and paddleboard team launches from 1101 Florida Ave. (by LSU Dental). Please register here.  


  • Due Sept. 27. NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. View RFP.
  • Due Sept 29 Gulf of Mexico Alliance GulfStar Grants. View RFP.
  • Due Sept. 30. Captain Planet Small Grants. View RFP.
  • Due Oct. 14. Ben and Jerry's Organizing for Social Change Grants. View RFP.
Congratulations to the City of New Orleans on the one-year anniversary of Resilient NOLA. 

Job Openings:

  • Assistant Director of Risk Management, Jefferson Parish. Details.
  • Boiler Plant Operator, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. Details.
  • Engineering Inspector III, Jefferson Parish Public Utilities. Details.
  • Natural Hazards Planner, City of New Orleans. Details.
  • Steam Plant Engineer I, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.Details.
  • Steam Plant Engineer II, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.Details.
  • Senior Landscape Architect, Asakura Robinson. Details.
  • Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure Construction Project Manager, City of New Orleans. Details.
  • Water Purification Superintendent, Jefferson Parish. Details. 
  • Water Systems Inspector, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. Details.
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Thank you to our Charter Members!

A special thank you to Greater New Orleans Foundation for their ongoing support.  Learn more about the foundation's environment and urban water programs here. 

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