Check out the video for AWF's Washington D.C. briefing where The America's WETLAND Foundation and its America's Energy Coast initiative released findings from a 14 month series of leadership forums held across the Gulf Coast.
THE BIG RIVER WORKS Video
Check out the introductory video for America's WETLAND Foundation's brand new initiative THE BIG RIVER WORKS. Join us as we will bring together key stakeholders for an unprecedented analysis of the Mississippi River that will detail the consequences of inaction and outline what needs to be done to build a sustainable system.
Hundreds of volunteers helped launch floating islands in a demonstration project of a new technology to protect the coast south of Houma, Louisiana, that is considered to be ground zero for coastal land loss in America.
The Mississippi River Delta is sinking at an alarming rate. To make informed decisions about the actions required to fix it we need to understand how the delta was formed, its importance for both wildlife and people, as well as the causes of the precipitous land loss. This video reviews these concepts while guiding us on a visually stunning journey through the under-appreciated Louisiana wetlands.
A video of the Women of the Storm press conference held in Washington, DC in March 2011 supporting the RESTORE Act that will dedicate 80% of the BP fines towards coastal restoration.
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.
In advance of oil making landfall in the Gulf of Mexico in the summer or 2010, SpecTIR deployed airborne sensors to capture spatial and spectral pictures of the tidal wetlands of the Gulf Coast. These images capture the state of vegetation at the time of flights and are important for several reasons.
Here you can view all of the Public Service Announcements produced by the America's WETLAND Foundation.
America's Energy Coast (AEC) Initiative, brings together leaders in industry, the national environmental and conservation community, academia, and major coastal interests from the four energy-producing states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The purpose of the initiative is to develop common solutions to ensure a sustainable coastal environment and the activities that take place there, so critical to the energy and economic security of the United States. Check out the America's Energy Coast Video.
The land loss video below is based on USGS National Wetlands Research Center data and the coastal land loss map shows predicted land loss from 1932 until 2050.