National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
November 9, 2005

Running Time: 01:12:03
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Most of the projects in a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce wetland losses along the Louisiana coast are scientifically sound, but taken together they do not represent the type of systemwide, large-scale effort needed for such a massive undertaking, says a new National Research Council report. An explicit map of the desired future landscape of coastal Louisiana should be developed to guide future projects, the report adds.


Speakers:
Committee Chair Robert G. Dean, professor of civil and coastal engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville.