Floodplain, water management experts outline best practices to address flooding challenges

19 Feb 2019

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Just as floodwaters know no boundaries, neither should the rules governing them.

That's according to the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, a statewide effort established to address weaknesses in the state's approach to floodplain management. The group hosted a summit Tuesday that brought together experts in the water management and floodplain fields to share lessons they've learned from tackling flooding in areas of the country where it has had catastrophic effects.

The importance of cooperation among smaller governments in the state was one major lesson talked about at the summit, titled "Building the Foundation: Sharing Lessons Learned & Addressing Challenges Specific to Louisiana."

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