State of the Coast Conference 2018 in New Orleans

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is partnering with The Water Institute of the Gulf and hosting Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to produce the fifth biennial State of the Coast Conference at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, from May 30 to June 1, 2018.

“State of the Coast is the largest professional meeting focused on issues related to coastal protection and restoration in the United States,” said CPRA Executive Director Michael Ellis.

According to the official announcement, centered on the restoration and protection of Louisiana’s coast, State of the Coast conference strives to provide an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy and to apply that information to existing and future coastal restoration and protection efforts, policies, and decision-making.

“CPRA has an extensive roster of presenters in the conference sessions and we’ll be sharing ideas on everything from concepts and actions to very detailed data and science,” said CPRA Chairman Johnny Bradberry.

CPRA will cover every aspect of the program from regional project updates, to hurricane protection, lessons learned over the years from project performance, development of the adaptive management program, evolving technology, research, stakeholder engagement, program financing, design challenges, and legal and policy issues.

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