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Christina Buras to Participate in “Water Workforce Panel”
5/11/2017 2:25:04 PM

On Monday, May 15, LCIA’s Associate Director Christina Buras is participating in a "Water Workforce Panel” discussion hosted by Propeller. The discussion will focus on how we can build an equitable water workforce in Southeast Louisiana.


About the Event

The water sector—including stormwater management—continues to grow in the region, and this growth will require an increased workforce. The panelists will discuss such questions as:

  • What steps can be made for ensuring that recruitment and support is given to marginalized communities?
  • How can small businesses be supported to have the opportunity to bid on contracts?
  • How can mentorship programs assist in growing small businesses?

This workshop will also focus on the role of bridging the gaps between the coastal and urban water management workforces, and will discuss how to integrate workforce skills needed across Southeast Louisiana.


LCIA's Role
Water management is an issue that LCIA has addressed in the past. We featured water in an "On the Issues” section in the April 2015 issue of In Good Company, and we have hosted events surrounding the topic.

With changes to New Orleans building codes to account for water management, and with an increased demand for water-friendly building, there is an opportunity for contractors implementing construction practices and materials that take water management into consideration. This includes many LCI policyholders, and Christina will contribute to the panel with them in mind.


Other panelists include:

  • Khalid Gross, City of New Orleans
  • Dana Eness, Stay Local
  • Chuck Morse, Good Work Network
  • Alessandra Jerolleman, Water Works (Moderator)

Event Details:

Date:Monday, May 15, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Ave
New Orleans

Fee:Free and open to the public

To register:Click here to register


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