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  • 1.  coastal/shore protection

    Posted 04-26-2017 03:20 PM
    Edited by Veronique Nguyen 04-26-2017 03:21 PM
    Fellow Engineers and Members,

    If you have an interest in coastal issues and enjoy serving others, as President of eRotary Coastal Club, I would like to invite you to consider joining us and pursue your passion (eRotaryCoastal.org). Our immediate focus is on the complex and urgent issues of the vanishing coastal areas of Southern Louisiana as we bring together a broad range of speakers and perspectives in easy-to-join, online meetings.

    Over the past 25 years coastal Louisiana land has been vanishing at an astounding rate of one football field per hour (1,700 sq mi); and over the next 30 years could lose an additional 2,000 sq mi of precious irreplaceable cultural, recreational, ecological, and commercial resources.

    Last week, Louisiana's Governor Edwards declared a state of emergency for the Louisiana Coast. This declaration coincides with the State and Federal governments beginning to release up to $50 Billion of an estimated $150 Billion in new infrastructure projects to stabilize, protect, and restore Louisiana's vanishing coastline. I’m interested to hear from folks in this community about your thoughts on this effort. Is anyone already involved in coastal/ shore protection projects and initiatives?

    If you are interested, I invite join us this Thursday (April 27th) as Justin Ehrenworth (President & CEO: The Water Institute of the Gulf) makes a presentation on The Necessity of Collaboration. To join the on-line meeting simply use the meeting portal on our home page (eRotaryCoastal.org). To join our eClub simply use the "Apply Now" button on our home page.

    Have a fantastic day and rest of the week. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to post them on-line and I will respond. Or you can contact me directly at Philip@....

    Dr. Philip Zimmerman, PE PCC M.ASCE
    Engineering Leadership
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • 2.  RE: coastal/shore protection

    Posted 04-28-2017 02:03 PM

    There is a Louisiana Chapter of ASCE's Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) that engages on coastal protection issues.  You can contact the Louisiana COPRI Chapter through their webpage at lasce.org/copri.

    Best wishes,

    Tom Chase, M.ASCE
    Director, COPRI of ASCE
    Reston VA