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The Role of Food and Water Systems in Equitable Disaster Recovery and Resilience

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 -
11:00am to 1:30pm EDT
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Please join us for a When Waters Rise virtual convening and discussion which aims to:

  • Increase the knowledge of community foundations and place-based funders about regional food and water systems and how food and water supply chains work on the local, state, and federal level  
  • Create a space for discussion about the supply chain from national to local and the “last mile” hurdles of food and water distribution logistics during disaster response  
  • Generate strategies for community-based organizations and foundations to build community resiliency through bolstering community-controlled systems and how funders can play a role in strengthening these efforts before disasters strike 

Renee Catacalos, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
Dwane Jones, University of the District of Columbia
Monica Rainge, Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Susan Schempf, Wallace Center at Winrock International

To register for this webinar, please register by August 10th.  For any questions, please contact Jessica Allen at

About When Waters Rise
The Greater New Orleans Foundation launched the When Waters Rise Initiative in June of 2018 with a convening focused on equitable disaster recovery and resilience. When Waters Rise brings together community foundations and place-based funders to discuss local funders’ roles in contributing to equitable disaster recovery, rebuilding, and long-term resilience.   

Host Organization(s): 
Greater New Orleans Foundation
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