CHART News

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UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center at The University of New Orleans that collaborates with Louisiana communities including the City of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. This blog details CHART's activities.
By Tara Lambeth on 7/9/2015 8:34 AM
CHART held a CRS User’s Group Program for Public Information Meeting for the Flood Loss Outreach and Awareness Taskforce (FLOAT) at the St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers in Mandeville. The meeting was well attended, and many representatives from local homeowner's associations were able to participate. 
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.

By Tara Lambeth on 5/28/2015 5:38 AM
Dr. Monica Farris and Tara Lambeth participated in the InTeGrate Coastal Hazards, Risk and Environmental Justice Workshop at Tulane University May 20-22, 2015. The workshop provided a place for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration around coastal hazards. Dr. Farris was one of the workshop conveners, and facilitated the panel introducing online courses, modules and implementation projects around interdisciplinary approaches to coastal hazards, risk and environmental justice. Dinah Maygarden from UNO's Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences (PIES) presented on a coastal hazards module developed by PIES in collaboration with other universities.
By Tara Lambeth on 4/10/2015 7:55 AM
CHART Director Monica Farris presented at the Louisiana Floodplain Management Association Conference in Houma.
By Tara Lambeth on 3/27/2015 7:45 AM

CHART Director Monica Farris presented on CHART’s projects at UNO’s Katrina @10 summit.

By Tara Lambeth on 3/23/2015 7:41 AM

CHART’s Risk Literacy project became a finalist in the Solution Search Reducing Our Risk contest. The winner of the contest will be chosen based on votes on the Solution Search website. You can vote for CHART using this link: http://www.solutionsearch.org/contest/reducing-our-risk. Voting closes May 15th.

By Tara Lambeth on 3/23/2015 7:40 AM

CHART Director Monica Farris presented CHART’s projects to visitors from Western Washington University.

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