Living With Water


Louisiana’s Moon Shot ~ @TheLensNOLA @ProPublica

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong? By Bob Marshall, Al Shaw and Theodoric Meyer As Brig. Gen Duke DeLuca wrapped up his 32-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of…


Levees.org’s Open-air Levee Exhibition and Garden

Dear Bruce, Please join me this coming Friday to view the final plans for Levees.org’s proposed Open-air Levee Exhibition and Garden.The exhibit & garden, intended for both residents and visitors, will be built at east side breach site of the London Avenue Canal in Gentilly.It was one of the worst during Hurricane Katrina nine years…


Louisiana officals ill-prepared to help those outside of levee system, Tulane study finds ~ Bob Marshall @BobMTheLensNola

Down here in hurricane land we’ve become the virtual proving grounds for the machinery and structure of flood prevention and risk reduction mitigation.  The federal levee failures after Katrina was merely the straw that broke the levee’s back. Living with water, rather than only against it, is by definition a perpetual and expensive operation.  Thus,…