THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Academy of Engineering
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
456 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
B-376 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Report of the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects:
Review of the IPET Volume VIII
A new report from the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council provides recommendations to enhance and complete the last volume of a report by the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET), formed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to examine why New Orleans' hurricane-protection system failed during Katrina and how it can be strengthened.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 28, 2008 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.