Financing the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan should not be viewed as an add-on to our current infrastructure budgets. Integrated water management offers an alternative approach to how we manage our water resources, therefore its implementation requires an alternative and not additional investment. An investment that not only addresses the urgent issues of subsidence and flooding, but returns high value.
New funding sources combine with funds generated through mechanisms (including new policies and regulations), while existing funding sources are “aligned” with Plan objectives. These combined funds then flow through the public agencies responsible for future planning, design, and implementation. These public agencies, working with their system operating partners and members of the private sector (businesses, developers, architects, etc.), collaborate on implementing the blue-green strategies of the Plan.