‘We can’t wait’: Grassroots solutions ease flooding in New Orleans

May 31, 2022

The impact of climate change is bearing down on cities like New Orleans faster than governments are equipped to react. Meanwhile, Americans are growing antsy for a demonstrated response as scientists’ predictions of a warming planet become increasingly dire. In response, community initiatives are gaining ground as they work to fill the existing void, says Jordan Fischbach, the Water Institute of the Gulf’s director of planning and policy research. Communities are viewing “stormwater as a collective problem,” he says. “But, also, something that all residents need to be aware of, and to be part of that solution.”
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