Paul Kemp to discuss whether area is safer 10 years after Hurricane Katrina (video)

Are We Safer 10 Years After Katrina? That’s the question Lens environmental reporter Bob Marshall will ask Paul Kemp, a coastal oceanographer and geologist at Louisiana State University, at our Aug. 20 Breakfast with the Newsmakers.

As a board member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, Kemp is well-positioned to discuss the security of our post-Katrina flood protection system and how important coastal restoration is to the future of New Orleans.

The involvement of civically engaged community members like you is crucial to the future of our coast and city. We encourage your questions. If you’d like to pose a question in advance, please email Anne Mueller by Aug. 19.

In the meantime, read about flood protection and coastal restoration:

Event details

Date: Thursday, Aug. 20

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Questions: Anne Mueller, amueller@TheLensNola.org

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and access points.

A recording of the event is below.

The Lens – Breakfast with the Newsmakers – Paul Kemp from Jason Berry on Vimeo.


Special thanks to our sponsors: The Walton Family Foundation, Baptist Community Ministries, LCI Workers’ Comp, the Ella West Freeman Foundation and Basin St. Station.

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Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly business-social event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are open to the public. They are free to Lens members, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.

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About Anne Mueller

As the Development director Mueller leads The Lens’ fundraising efforts including foundations, major gifts, annual giving, events, sponsorship and prospect research. She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in New Orleans, New York City and Oxford, MS. Her professional experience include The National World War II Museum and A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Bennington College (VT) and a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. She can be reached at (504) 258-1624.

  • nickelndime

    Now that’s what WE are talkin’ a-bout! Keep the community involved. In the words of RAWHIDE and The Blues Brothers, “GIDDAYUP GIDDAYUP…Don’t try to understand ’em, just tie rope and brand ’em.” WE hope you will soon be living high and wide…”
    Remember, ASP and I are on Sierra Madre time.
    08/10/2015 4:34 AM DST USA

  • Wish I was in town to attend, Will it live-stream online? That was a great “America Reframed” on PBS today, about how we’re washing away a little at a time; especially Mr. Marshall’s humorous peg-legged pig analogy about how Big Oil continues to have its way with Mother Earth, in Louisiana’s wetlands. (1) Can BP funds be used to clean-up the abandoned rigs & debris, perhaps using it to shore-up the islands? (2) Has the final settlement agreement been approved by the Court? Are any of the files sealed & why? (3) People care, but everyday life limits our priorities; alas, that’s exactly where the powers-that-be want us, it seems. Luckily the young, like this band passing through the FQ, carry the torch today, just as Beau Jocque did 15 years ago.