New Orleans to Explore Dutch Approach to Water Management

A local firm is leading an effort in New Orleans to manage the city's water more like the Dutch.

Architect David Waggonner has been working to learn from the Netherlands and its water management, and now his firm has won a competition to rethink the way New Orleans manages its water.

"Overall, Waggonner's goal is to encourage his city to follow the lead of the Dutch, who use water-control strategies that emulate natural systems rather than relying solely on dikes and barriers. "We in New Orleans have the opportunity to become a more resilient ecological city," Waggonner says.

Now, his firm has been tapped for a project that could have major impact. In March, Greater New Orleans (GNO), an economic development agency comprising a variety of stakeholders, announced that a proposal by an international team led by Waggonner & Ball had won the design competition for a water-management strategy for the Crescent City."

Full Story: Architecture Firm Waggonner & Ball Tapped for New Orleans Water Management Project

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