of New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana. This report is offered in the spirit of helping the IPET bring its study to a successful end.

The intense effort that resulted in volumes 1-7 of the IPET report has subsided such that the Volume VIII risk and reliability study has taken more than twice the length of time for the rest of the study, and remains incomplete. We encourage the Corps of Engineers to infuse this effort with the resources necessary to promptly complete the Volume VIII study, keeping in mind this NAE/NRC report’s recommendations for improvement. This is especially urgent given that other analyses, such as the Corps’s “100 year HPS” analysis for the New Orleans region, and the Corps’s and State of Louisiana’s Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration (LACPR) study, will depend greatly on Volume VIII and the IPET analyses and final report.

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