CHART News

By Tara Lambeth on 6/26/2015 6:01 AM

June's GOHSEP Focus included an article on CHART's Community Education and Outreach projects and the Solution Search Reducing Our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation award given to the Risk Literacy project.

By Tara Lambeth on 6/26/2015 5:46 AM
The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) won a national award and received a $2,500 prize for an educational program designed to simultaneously improve literacy and disaster preparedness in Louisiana. The award and prize money come from Solution Search, a series of competitions focused on identifying successful approaches to environmental challenges. UNO-CHART’s “Preparing for Storms in Louisiana” risk literacy curriculum was named as a runner up during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at the Newseum on June 8. Tara Lambeth, UNO-CHART assistant director, attended the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the project team.

Read more about the award at UNO News and Nola.com.

By Tara Lambeth on 6/26/2015 5:39 AM

Monica Farris and Tara Lambeth attended the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Conference in Atlanta June 2nd through 4th. The conference theme was Mitigation on My Mind, and  presentations covered best practices in floodplain management, the Community Rating System, and green infrastructure.

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