Integrated Living Water System

The current approach to managing stormwater dictates that every drop of water that falls must be pumped out, but this wastes resources and leads to imbalances between soils and water. A new approach to stormwater and groundwater management suggests instead an integrated living water system that provides measurably higher levels of safety, reduces the rates at which the land is sinking, and establishes the reputation of Greater New Orleans as a driver of innovation for climate-adaptive planning, design, and technology.