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Louisiana not alone in struggles with water management, Baton Rouge conference goers told

From Mexico City to Paris, cities face similar water woes as cities and towns in Louisiana. Experts shared stories about the experiences of some of those communities Thursday during the final day of the Ten Across Conference, also known as 10X.

 

Connecting cities to drive change: ASU co-hosts first Ten Across Water Summit

Journalists who report on major environmental issues — climate change, excess water and drought — often struggle to find effective ways to connect their stories to the public. The challenge is to “make it seem immediate for people,” said Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times, who often writes about climate change..

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Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain.

Host Mary-Charlotte Domandi speaks with three sustainability experts who explore the challenges Phoenix and other “extreme” cities face. This includes architect Jack Debartolo, ASU dean of social sciences, geographer and urban planner Elizabeth Wentz, and architect and urban designer Wellington “Duke” Reiter.

“What Louisiana knows so well is what communities around the world are learning — preparing for the last disaster isn’t enough.”

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards views the potential for transforming coastal habitats in his state as an unprecedented opportunity. The 10X Water Summit is just one more collaborative step in Louisiana’s continuing advancement in technologies, science and knowledge that not only benefit the future survival of our coastal communities, but have applications to other states, regions and communities around the world.

 

 

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