Water in New Orleans: pushing a new approach to old problem | NOLA.com

A host of dignitaries, architects and public officials gathered Friday at the Port of New Orleans to unveil the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, an effort to change the hearts and minds of a region that often sees water more as a threat than an asset.

Supporters of this new attitude described it as a way to stall the steady sinking of dry land and to manage flooding by keeping water inside — rather than outside — the levees that surround the Crescent City, East Jefferson and Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. But despite its aspirations, there remains the looming matter of the massive bill attached to it.

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