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Working for Our Coast

Updated: Apr 9, 2019



Working for Our Coast – Restore or Retreat, Inc.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 9am-5pm Nicholls State University Ballroom, Thibodaux, LA

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DRAFT AGENDA (Will be continuously updated):

8:30 Registration

Coffee and pastries

9:00 Welcome Remarks Simone Maloz, Executive Director, Restore or Retreat Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls State University

9:10 Restore or Retreat Introduction Simone Maloz, Executive Director, Restore or Retreat

9:15 State of the Sector – Water Management in Louisiana Robin Barnes, GNO, Inc.

9:30 Planning for Coastal Restoration in Louisiana (30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q & A): An Update on Louisiana’s 2017 Master Plan and Industry Update Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Implementation Team

10:15 15 minute coffee break

10:30 Regional and Local Planning (35 minutes and 10 min Q&A): Priorities for each and how to get their business Moderator: Simone Maloz, Restore or Retreat Regional Levee Districts- Dwayne Bourgeois of North Lafourche Levee District, Reggie Dupre of Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District and Windell Curole of the South Lafourche Levee District Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District- Ben Malbrough, PE, Executive Director Coastal Leadership from Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish (Invited)

11:15 Lessons Learned from the Front Line (Panel) (35 minutes and 10 min Q & A): Moderator: Scott Kirkpatrick, Coast Builders Leadership from leading coastal restoration firms

12:00 Break, Lunch Registration

12:10 Lunch

12:25 Introduction of Keynote Speaker Chett Chiasson, Executive Director, Greater Lafourche Port Commission

Keynote (20 minutes presentation 15 minutes Q & A): Johnny Bradberry, Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and Governor’s Assistant for Coastal Activities

1:00 Break

1:30 Breakouts LAPELS Ethics- Chris Knotts 2017 Master Plan Modelling Updates- CPRA Flood Risk and Resiliency Viewer- CPRA Interactive Project Map- CPRA 2017 State Master Plan- Water Institute of the Gulf South Louisiana Economic Council Louisiana Economic Development Terrebonne Economic Development Authority Small Business Development Center Procurement Technical Assistance Center Public Bid Law

1:45 Break

2:00 Repeat Breakouts

2:45 Break

3:00 Repeat Breakouts

4:00 Conclusion and Evaluations


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New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

(504) 432-3758

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