I hope you can join me at Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy
6th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems
May 19-21, 2019 • New Orleans, LA • Royal Sonesta Hotel
The Mississippi River is normally considered to be a fixed entity. Old Man River just keeps Rollin’ and Rollin’, but really the river is a dynamic entity, creating and responding to the environment through which it flows. There have been many discussions regarding the Mississippi River and especially the Lower Mississippi River, as a international corridor. The supply chains that depend upon the River are many, but so too is the socio-economic relationship of the river to the region. I hope to do more with this work, as there is much to explore concerning supply chain risks and understanding the associated response to large asymmetrical events. (I gave a similar presentation to the New Orleans Regional Planning Council Freight Roundtable a few years ago.) I would love to hear any comments you have on this topic, as I plan to do more research along this line.
Here is the draft session agenda, but you can access the full agenda here. http://www.cnrep.lsu.edu/2019/index.htm
Conceptualizing the Economic Impacts of a Mississippi River Avulsion (Draft Agenda)
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:30 am to 3 pm
Lynn Kennedy, Louisiana State University
James Barnet, Mississippi Department of Archives and History (retired)
Patrice Lazard, Louisiana State University
Bruce Lambert, Metro Analytics
Chris Mclindon, New Orleans Geological Society
Michael Miner, Water institute of the Gulf
Attached is an image from the New Orleans Board of Trade, which I hope you find is an interesting graphic.