Press Release

For Immediate Release

LWI Launches Working With Nature Training Series

Register for the Oct. 20 webinar

Date:Oct 4, 2021

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is launching the training series Working With Nature, which focuses on nature-based solutions to enhance resilience to floods, improve natural functions of the floodplain and reduce long-term costs associated with traditional mitigation projects.

The first of nine webinars is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. This webinar will feature an introduction to working with nature and a case study of the Vermilion River watershed that compares nature-based solutions with conventional mitigation measures. Register for the webinar here.

The goal of the series is to train participants in the design and development of nature-based flood risk reduction projects, which are a central focus of ongoing LWI funding opportunities. In accordance with the state’s $1.2 billion CDBG-MIT Action Plan, nature-based solutions align with LWI’s mission of maximizing the natural functions of floodplains to help create a more resilient Louisiana.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved each module of the training series for one continuing education credit. For more details and credit documentation, contact

The training series will run through July 2022. For more information about the LWI Nature-Based Solutions Program, click here.