Louisiana Watershed Initiative

Economic & Policy Analysis of Development Standards & Other Mitigation Activities: Implementation Recommendations

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative seeks to establish a watershed-based approach to flood risk reduction in Louisiana, using scientific tools and data to enable regional governance and transparent decision making. To maximize the beneficial functions of watersheds and floodplains in Louisiana, the state must make changes to land use and development. This report seeks to understand the various costs and benefits of development standards and associated mitigation activities to inform state, regional, and local policy strategy and implementation.