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Multidisciplinary Knowledge Integration to Support Louisiana Coastal Indigenous Communities’ Response to Natural and Technological Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change

Implementing Organization

University of New Orleans Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$312,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The project team plans to collaborate with two United Houma Nation communities to document how environmental stressors affect the livelihoods of these communities and shape the mitigation strategies they use to protect their coastal lands. Team members will record traditional ecological knowledge, local adaption plans, current mitigation efforts, and the tribe’s adaptive capacities. They intend to produce a resource that can be used by the United Houma Nation and other indigenous communities facing similar challenges. This work may encourage other mitigation and adaption planning efforts and increase communication between communities and policymakers.

Contact

Tara Lambeth
None
tlambet1@uno.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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