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Neotectonics and Subsidence Expert Panel to meet in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Nov. 19, 2019) – The first of three workshops to examine subsidence, including active faulting, in Louisiana's coastal zone and potential impact on coastal resource management will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2 in New Orleans.

The Water Institute of the Gulf has assembled an expert panel composed of recognized experts in the fields of neotectonics/subsidence and geomorphic/sedimentary response in the Louisiana coastal region. This panel will receive a series of research-based presentations from experts on neotectonics (active or recent faults) and is charged with weighing this information in order to better inform potential impacts on management of coastal natural resources.

Local experts from Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (Bryan Stephens), the University of New Orleans (Mark Kulp), and Tulane University (Torbjörn Törqvist) will present to the panel at this first of three workshops.

When: 8:30 a.m. sign in with meeting to start at 9 a.m., Dec. 2, 2019.

Where: UNO Center for Energy Resources Management, Room 236, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148. Map here. Please RSVP to by Nov. 27.

About The Water Institute of the Gulf

The Water Institute is an independent, non-profit, applied research institution that works across disciplines to advance science and develop integrated methods used to solve complex environmental and societal challenges. The Institute helps coastal and deltaic communities thoughtfully prepare for an uncertain future. For more information, visit