The Foundation believes there is unprecedented urgency and scale of restoration and protection needed along this coastal region and, without taking immediate action, environmental, economic and energy sustainability are at risk for the entire nation.
To address the urgency and actions required to achieve regional sustainability through policies, practices, and technology that will address community resiliency, ecosystem restoration, commerce and infrastructure, climate stewardship, and domestic energy security and development - we aggressively seek the attention the consideration, and commitment of Congress and the Administration to restore, rehabilitate, protect and sustain this region.
We employ a variety of Leadership Initiatives to achieve that goal including:
Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities/America's Energy Coast Leadership Forums will be hosted in communities across the five Gulf States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. They will assess local vulnerabilities and empower the region to envision, plan and act to ensure resiliency and sustain cultural, economic and ecological values in the face of growing coastal degradation. The series of forums will also strengthen the local voice and provide more authentic solutions to envisioning the future.
America's Energy Coast (AEC) is an initiative of the America's WETLAND Foundation. AEC is a diverse group of major businesses and industries, national environmental and conservation organizations, scientists and researchers, and coastal interests from across the four energy-producing states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama - collectively known as America's Energy Coast
DELTAS2010 brought together a select delegation representing governments, NGOs, and the science and engineering community from across the globe, along with local and regional authorities on the world's great deltas. Following on the success of DELTAS2010, the Foundation will convene the second international leadership conference, DELTAS2013, bringing together national and international experts to identify best practices and comprehensive strategies for sustaining deltas, using the Mekong Delta in the Asian Continent as a model.