Bounded by water on every side, the histories and cultures of coastal Louisiana are rooted in water, the medium within which our soils and settlements float. Water is our most abundant resource, and sometimes our most formidable foe. The measures we have taken to protect ourselves from flooding have dried our soils and sunken our land, making us more vulnerable to rising seas. Waggonner & Ball works with scientists, engineers, designers, planners, systems operators, policy-makers, advocacy groups, citizens, and water management experts from around the world to bring sustainable water-based planning and design to the Gulf Coast region, and to imagine New Orleans as an ecological city with thriving neighborhoods from river to lake. Projects such as the Dutch Dialogues and the Greater New Orleans Water Management Strategy are redefining how we think about the future of New Orleans and surrounding areas.
Explore this website to learn about Living With Water projects such as the Greater New Orleans Water Management Strategy, water issues that affect you, and how you can be involved in smarter and more sustainable water management for your neighborhood, city, and region. We are developing and will make resources available on this website for our fellow citizens, planners, designers, researchers, and policy-makers, so that we can share knowledge across political and professional boundaries, and build collectively towards a sustainable future.