Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative

CBNO recognized that despite all the energy and enthusiasm around water management after the release of the Urban Water Plan, the lack of collaboration and information-sharing was a major impediment to progress. CBNO convened several individuals and organizations to form an interim steering committee, which in turn has led to the September 2014 launch of the Water Collaborative with more than 100 nonprofit, for-profit and individual members.  It facilitates the flow of information on emerging water management opportunities and foster effective collaborations among participants. Focus areas include: demonstration projects, policy, advocacy, education, and outreach. The Collaborative works to make New Orleans a strong, safe urban environment that celebrates the region’s abundant water resources. Through these efforts, New Orleans can become America’s Water City, leading the nation in urban water management practices, design, technologies, and innovation.