Neighborhood Champions visit local green infrastructure projects in order to create a community driven vision for the 7th Ward. Residents participate in workshops and trainings, to learn about urban stormwater management interventions. In order to reduce repetitive flooding, residents learn how water is detained, retained and harvested.
Healthy Community Services help residents grow their understanding about how coastal land loss and flood risk impacts communities in New Orleans and across Louisiana.
Individuals should have an appetite for problem solving and be open to creating connections between their professional and home lives with coastal challenges and opportunities.
HCS provides Informational Sessions, which leads to a four-week cohort, advancing to a 6 month fellowship. Topics include land use, strategic adaptations; advocacy, insurance costs as well as understanding the economic impacts of the Mississippi watershed.
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WATER WISE 7TH WARD
Water Wise 7th Ward continues to engage, educate and empower residents around the issues of urban storm water management.
25 residents have been trained as Neighborhood Champions in this neighborhood. A part of the training residents receive includes a Visioning Session where they identify chronic flooding problem areas and propose green infrastructure solutions inclusive of residents, businesses, faith-based organizations and iconic institutions.
Water Wise 7th Ward has held five workshops in 2018 with over 70 participants.
Urban Agriculture Program is designed to teach urban residents how to reduce food insecurity by growing vegetables, herbs and fruits in a sustainable manner. The goal of this program is to improve the quality of life and provide healthier food choices for residents.