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Adaptive Management for Water Infrastructure Workshop

Restore the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) and ESSA Technologies, Ltd. invite you to participate in a workshop on the use of Adaptive Management (AM) for large-scale water resource infrastructure projects with applications for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion in the Mississippi River Delta. This workshop will bring together a collection of experts for in-depth discussions on the application of AM for large-scale water resource infrastructure projects, using examples from around North America to provide insight and lessons for federal agency and state government employees, scientists and others working on the draft EIS and AM program for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion.

In this workshop, experts will share challenges, solutions, and lessons learned on operationalizing and governing from a variety of model AM programs, including the California Bay Delta, Missouri River, Okanagan River in the Columbia Basin, and Platte River. Discussion topics will include methods to address scientific uncertainties and changing conditions involved with water resource projects, how to incorporate multiple objectives when managing complex social-ecological systems, how to develop effective governance structures that incorporate multiple agencies and user-groups, and more. By providing a diversity of perspectives and experiences to local leaders involved in planning the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, MRD hopes this workshop can act as a catalyst for AM development at a project-level specific to this diversion.

The workshop will be on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at the Tulane River and Coastal Center in New Orleans from 8:30am to 5pm. A draft agenda is attached here; the full agenda and additional resources will be made available in the coming weeks. If you would like to attend the workshop, please use the following EventBrite registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adaptive-management-for-water-infrastructure-workshop-registration-46946962629?aff=lacoast. Space is limited and the RSVP deadline is July 20th, so sign up soon!

I am happy to discuss workshop details with you. Feel free to call me at 202-572-3282 (office) or 225-302-5887 (cell), or email me at npeyronnin@edf.org. Please reach out to Grace Tucker at gtucker@edf.org or (202) 572-3536 with any logistical questions.






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