Integrated Water Management Strategy
FutureProof is part of the international design and engineering team that is developing the region’s first integrated sustainable and comprehensive water management strategy. The WMS will develop a comprehensive and sustainable approach to water management in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes. The WMS is focused on sustainable solutions for storm water, wastewater, groundwater, flood control, and water infrastructure. Currently, flooding occurs during normal rainfall, and much of the geographic area of St. Bernard Parish and the east banks of Orleans and Jefferson Parish are dependent on a large scale pumping system which is susceptible to failure. Existing infrastructure is costly and often divides neighborhoods and communities of southeastern Louisiana. The WMS will be implemented with $1.7 million of funds granted to Greater New Orleans, Inc. from the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit, over a three year period beginning June 21, 2010. The WMS will employ state-of-the-art, sustainable approaches to infrastructure and development that mitigate flood risks, apply integrated water resources management, assists in securing future infrastructure funding, and seeks to yield economic value and solid return-on investment on infrastructure improvements.