New restoration ideas goal of design contest

By Terri A. Sercovich
Eight teams of engineers and scientists from around the world recently gathered in New Orleans to discuss the Mississippi River— specifically from English Turn to Head of Passes. They are competitors in Changing Course, a private sector design challenge. The goal is to explore new approaches to utilize the river’s water and sediment in coastal restoration projects, while continuing to meet the needs of established coastal industries and communities. These teams, after speaking to panels of scientific experts and local stakeholder representatives, will now start the design process. For the next four- to five-month period, teams will start drawing up plans.

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