The Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program held its first webinar December 7, 2012 as part of its webinar and workshop series, Planning for a Resilient Future. The webinar took place at Louisiana State University’s Coastal Sustainability Studio, attracting both an in-house and virtual audience with people joining the discussion from across the state. This webinar set the stage for the related workshop on the same topic, held December 11 at Nicholls State University, in Thibodaux, LA.
Title: Investing in Hazard Mitigation: Past Examples and Future Opportunities
George Haddow – Partner, Bullock & Haddow, LLC
Principal Architect of Project Impact: Building Disaster Resilient
Communities, a former FEMA national disaster mitigation initiative
This webinar addressed how community public-private partnerships and planning for hazard mitigation can promote economic development. George Haddow discussed select communities from across the country that have experienced measurable economic growth after using partnerships to reduce flood risk. His experience with the FEMA program Project Impact as well as significant community planning, outreach, and mitigation efforts nationwide was discussed to help put Louisiana Community planning efforts in a national context.