Problem DescriptionThe Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan addresses the systematic water resource management issues of specific communities. These heavily urbanized neighborhoods are encircled by levees to protect from river and storm surge flooding. Rain can lead to flooding of buildings and dangerous road conditions, despite the large-scale pumping infrastructure and network of canals. This regiment of draining to canals and pumping has led to significant rates of subsidence leading to greater vulnerability to flooding as well as building and infrastructure decay.
Sustainable Development Goals
On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. This solution covers the following goals: