Press Releases

3.25.14

Strong Coast, Strong Texas Favored by Majority of Texans

Houston, Texas - Statewide survey results released today by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) show a majority of Texans worried about the future of the Texas coast as an economic engine driven by a healthy ecosystem.

1.30.14

Local Foundation Airs Super Bowl Ad Calling for Action to Save Louisiana Coast

The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will launch its new ‘GAME ON!’ campaign to save coastal Louisiana with an advertisement titled ‘Eagle,’ during Super Bowl XLVIII, expected to be one of the most-watched television events of the year.

1.27.14

Louisiana Voters Call for Cooperation Among All Sectors to Restore the Coast

Seventy-four percent of Louisiana voters responding to a recent statewide poll said that coastal erosion was the most important issue of their lifetime. Conducted by The Kitchens Group, an Orlando-based research firm, and released today by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF), the new poll reflects a growing anxiety about coastal land loss in Louisiana.

9.23.13

UNIFIED GOVERNMENT EFFORTS A KEY TO COASTAL RESTORATION

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- In a series of recent events, representatives of the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) cited federal government process as the greatest threat to coastal restoration. Speaking before a variety of audiences, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and National Land Conservation conference, the Foundation began ramping up its call to reduce conflicting and burdensome federal regulations that hinder restoration projects.

5.24.13

DELTAS2013 Press Release for 5/23/13 and Communique of Cooperation

On Thursday, participants at DELTAS2013VIETNAM approved a Communiqué affirming the need for cooperation to save the world's great deltas. The official Communiqué' of Cooperation developed by conference participants will be presented by an official delegation to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi today.

5.23.13

COMMUNIQUE’ OF COOPERATION CALLS FOR DELTAS TO UNITE: World must understand its deltas are key to future sustainability of ecology, economies, cultures

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Participants at DELTAS2013VIETNAM, an international dialogue sponsored by the America’s WETLAND Foundation of Louisiana, Viet Nam National University and the government of the Netherlands, Thursday approved a Communiqué affirming the need for cooperation among peoples to save the world’s great deltas.

5.23.13

DELTAS2013: COMMUNIQUÉ OF COOPERATION

Representatives from deltas worldwide convened 19-23 May 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at DELTAS2013VIETNAM: World Delta Dialogues II, organized by The America’s WETLAND Foundation, Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, and The Kingdom of Netherlands. Leaders and experts attending the conference affirmed their dedication to cooperation among the earth’s deltas by issuing this “World Deltas Communiqué of Cooperation.”

5.22.13

DELTAS SHARE NEED FOR TRADEOFFS TO SUSTAIN ECONOMIES, ECOSYSTEMS

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- As discussions continue at DELTAS2013:VIETNAM, an international conference hosted by America’s WETLAND Foundation, Vietnam National University and the government of the Netherlands, world deltas are sharing the need to identify tradeoffs to save economies, ecological services and cultures.

5.22.13

A TALE OF TWO CITIES FACING THE RISING TIDE

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- A half day apart on opposite sides of the world, experts from the U.S. and Vietnam learned of the challenges faced by two river cities, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and New Orleans, as DELTAS2013:VIETNAM continued, an international conference sponsored by the America’s WETLAND Foundation of Louisiana, Viet Nam National University and the government of the Netherlands.

5.21.13

DEGRADING ECOSYSTEMS CALLED RESULT OF “UNINTENTDED CONSEQUENCES” Balancing societal progress and growth with needs of nature deemed critical at World Delta Dialogues in Ho Chi Minh City

World ecosystem experts made it clear today that governments must realize the critical role played by nature if world economies are to thrive. In the opening session of the DETLAS2013VITENAM: World Delta Dialogues, gathering in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a leader from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that President Obama’s announcement on Friday to streamline the federal permitting process will help advance many projects stalled for decades.

5.20.13

Deltas2013 opening Remarks of AWF Chairman R. King Milling

5.20.13

Deltas2013 opening remarks of T. Stephen Gambrell, Director of the Mississippi River Commission

5.20.13

Deltas2013 opening remarks of Dr. Phan Thanh Binh, President of Vietnam University - Ho Chi Minh City

5.20.13

Opening remarks of H.E. Nguyen Thai Lai, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment

5.20.13

Deltas2013 opening remarks from Dr. Renske Peters, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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