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Our coast is disappearing.


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Our coast is disappearing.


What is at stake?

CPEX recognizes that Louisiana’s coast is home to some of the most precious human, environmental, and economic resources not just in our state, but in our nation.

Economy

Louisiana’s working coast is first in the nation for production of crude oil, second for natural gas and first in the lower 48 states for fish and shellfish.

Environment

The natural environment that harbors these valuable resources and priceless cultural assets is itself singular and precious, providing an invaluable habitat for fowl, fish, and wildlife as well as serving as an important natural barrier against hurricanes. 

Culture

The cultures indigenous to Louisiana's coast are some of the most unique in the world, comprised of generations and folkways deeply connected to bayous and marshes that characterize their communities.

 

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Our Work


CPEX works with communities to reduce flood risk and adapt to a changing environment.

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Our Work


CPEX works with communities to reduce flood risk and adapt to a changing environment.

What do we do?

CPEX provides community development best practices, technical assistance and policy support to improve quality of life and safety for residents of coastal communities.

  Risk-reduction Tools and Strategies To assist Louisiana's coastal communities' efforts to preserve their unique cultures and economies, CPEX provides flood risk-reduction tools and strategies based on international, national, and local best practices, on-the-ground research, and extensive collaboration with stakeholders. The tools and strategies are intended to make available and improve risk-reduction measures for a wide range of decision makers and stakeholders. 

 

Risk-reduction Tools and Strategies

To assist Louisiana's coastal communities' efforts to preserve their unique cultures and economies, CPEX provides flood risk-reduction tools and strategies based on international, national, and local best practices, on-the-ground research, and extensive collaboration with stakeholders. The tools and strategies are intended to make available and improve risk-reduction measures for a wide range of decision makers and stakeholders. 

  Technical Assistance Many of Louisiana's coastal communities are facing an existential crisis due to a number of environmental and economic factors. Responding to this crisis, CPEX assists coastal communities with their comprehensive plans and implementation. Each planning effort utilizes best practices, takes into account the unique development needs shaped by the natural environment, and most importantly is created by the community for the community.  

 

Technical Assistance

Many of Louisiana's coastal communities are facing an existential crisis due to a number of environmental and economic factors. Responding to this crisis, CPEX assists coastal communities with their comprehensive plans and implementation. Each planning effort utilizes best practices, takes into account the unique development needs shaped by the natural environment, and most importantly is created by the community for the community.  

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Our Goal


Providing the tools and expertise coastal communities need to make development choices that support their economic, environmental, and cultural goals.

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Our Goal


Providing the tools and expertise coastal communities need to make development choices that support their economic, environmental, and cultural goals.