Abstracts of the presentations given on Wednesday, 25 July 2007, in Session 16 of the UCOWR Conference.


The aftermath of Katrina suggests of failure of the governing operations of the US Corps of Engineers (USCOE) and its planning apparatus along the lower Mississippi. Yet the planning service functions of the Corps have long been in decline. Many applaud the change, but the problem of Katrina, for example, is not a failure of a plan but rather a glaring deviation from congressionally mandated and USCOE planning protocols.