Saturday, August 19, 2006

Katrina Anniversary Conference

This Friday, a conference at Loyola Law School of New Orleans will commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The conference is entitled "Katrina Consequences: What Has the Government Learned One Year Later?" (Conference details here)

The conference addresses the following topics:
One year after Katrina, what progress has been made toward protecting New Orleans from future hurricanes? What must be done to restore the health of Gulf Coast wetlands so that they can protect New Orleans in the future? Is it inevitable that the devastation of such natural disasters disproportionately affects minorities and the poor? What systemic problems led to the Army Corps of Engineers’ failure to construct adequate levees, and how can those problems be corrected? What has been done in the year since Katrina to improve emergency response, and what work remains?


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