May 31 - June 2, 2023 • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center • New Orleans, LA

Program Overview

Day 1 – Wednesday, June 2

Dark Blue Indicates CLE Session

Light Blue Indicates Student Participants

Block 1 – 11:00 – 11:50

1

2023 Coastal Master Plan Part 1: Process and Framework

2

Building a Workforce Pipeline for Coastal Restoration

3

Katrina 15: Road to Restoration in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Ecosystem

4

Where Culture and Tradition Meet Research: The United Houma Nation’s View of Meaningful Research

5

RESTORE Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program (LMRMP) I: Modeling

6

Putting the Pieces Back Together: Restoring for Deepwater Horizon Impacts in Coastal Louisiana

7

Louisiana Watershed Initiative, Data and Modeling

8

Evolution of Marsh Creation Design and Construction

Block 2 – 1:00 – 1:50

9

2023 Coastal Master Plan Part 2: Integrated Compartment Model (ICM)

10

Sous les Paves, la Plage!: Transforming the Urban Water Management Paradigm

11

2019 Mississippi River Flood Event: Impact and Future Considerations

12

Tipping Points for Coastal Louisiana: Migration and Economic Shifts in Vulnerable Communities

13

Maintaining Culture in a Changing Environment

14

Challenges and Logistics of Implementing Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration Projects

15

From Climate Change to Climate Crisis – What’s next for Louisiana

16

Blue Carbon Markets: Mainstreaming a Funding Mechanism for Restoration

Block 3 – 2:00 – 2:50

17

2023 Coastal Master Plan Part 3: Risk Assessment

18

Disaster Impacts on Public Health

19

Using Models to Analyze Flood Depths and Risk to Inform Design

20

RESTORE Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program (LMRMP) II: Informing Decision-Making

21

Constructed Marsh Terraces as a Restoration Technique: Advances in our Understanding

22

Monitoring, Modeling and Adaptive Management of Large-Scale Restoration Projects

23

Climate Change and Adaptation: Can We Walk the Walk Not Just Talk the Talk?

24

Louisiana Coastal Geology

Day 2 – Thursday, June 3

Block 4 – 1:00 – 1:50

25

Advancing Regional Sediment Management Practices for Coastal Restoration

26

Risk Communication and Language: Challenges in Engaging Coastal Communities

27

28

RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana: Research to support Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan

29

Marsh Dynamics

30

Response of Deltaic Plain Wetlands to River Diversions: Synthesis of the State of the Science – Part 1

31

Resilient Communities and Climate Change

32

Restoring Colonial Waterbird Nesting Habitat: Challenges, Solutions, and Continuous Improvement

Block 5 – 2:00 – 2:50

33

Hydraulic and Channel Dynamics of the Lower Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River

34

Quantifying the Wider Benefits of Natural and Nature Based Features

35

Emerging Legal Conflicts

36

Mobilizing Research for the Betterment of the Future of the Gulf Coast

37

Nutrient Cycling from the Mississippi River to the Basins

38

Response of Deltaic Plain Wetlands to River Diversions: Synthesis of the State of the Science – Part 2

39

Regional Strategies for Climate Resilience

40

Insights into the Responses of Birds to Coastal Restoration
and Subsidence

Day 3 – Friday, June 4

Block 6 – 11:00 – 11:50

41

Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program I – Overview of Project Details, Features, and Status

42

Multi-Dimensional Considerations in Planning for Managed Retreat

43

Educating Louisiana’s Next Generation of Coastal and Environmental Lawyers 

44

Using Large-Scale Monitoring Data to Inform Future Planning

45

Remote Sensing Applications for Monitoring

46

Integrating Social Science with Natural Sciences in Gulf Coast Communities and Beyond

47

Climate-Proofing our Communities for the 21st Century

48

Modelling and Restoration Potential of Forested Wetlands

Block 7 – 1:00 – 1:50

49

Louisiana’s Climate Initiatives Task Force Overview & Update

50

Pushing Back and Moving Forward: A Story of Resilience in Barataria-Lafourche-Terrebonne

51

52

Cultural Heritage Tools for Coastal Restoration

53

Science and Planning at the Watershed Scale

54

Coastal Education and Water literacy: Louisiana’s Nonformal Educational Ecosystem

55

Improving Resiliency Through Mapping: Using TEK to Determine Vulnerability and Sustainability

56

Processes and Responses on Barrier Islands

Block 8 – 2:00 – 2:50

57

Modeling, Monitoring, and Adaptive Management of Diversions

58

Forever Home on the Frontlines of Louisiana’s Coastal Crisis: Consideration for Implementation of Nonstructural Solutions

59

Inland from the Coast: Preparing for Environmental Change

60

Creating Social Value in Restoration Projects

61

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative and Coastal Flood Transition Zones: Modeling

62

Lamentations: Water in Two Natural States

63

Reflections on Building Resilient Communities in the Wake of Disasters

64

Strategies for Success: Different Design Approaches for Island Restoration