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