Water Wise Treme is a collaboration between Water Wise NOLA and the Greater Treme Consortium.
The big-picture goal of the project is to install more green infrastructure in Tremé. But FIRST, we need to identify what types of green infrastructure will truly BENEFIT the community and how these green infrastructure systems will be maintained to continue to BENEFIT the community.
To accomplish this, Water Wise TREME will work to do the following:
- Form the Treme Neighborhood Water Wise Champions
- Creation of green infrastructure plan and list of priority projects developed by the Treme Neighborhood Water Wise Champions
How will we work to achieve our goals: Forming the Treme Neighborhood Water Wise Champions
Water Wise TREMÉ will hold several events to raise awareness about green infrastructure while at the same time recruiting interested participants to be a part of the Tremé Neighborhood Water Wise Champions.
How will we work to achieve our goals: Creating a Tremé Green Infrastructure Plan
Once interested participants join the team, we will work with the Treme Neighborhood Water Wise Champions to create the Treme Green Infrastructure Plan/Priority List. There will be three mandatory workshops that the committee will attend:
- Water Wise Neighborhood Workshop “Intro to Green Infrastructure”
- Green Infrastructure Tour (citywide)
- Green Infrastructure “Visioning Workshop” led by Dana Brown & Associates
About the Greater Treme Consortium:The Greater Tremé Consortium, Inc. (GTC) is a private, non-profit community-based organization established in 1993 to increase affordable housing for low to moderate income families, support small business development, and create opportunities to highlight the indigenous culture of the Historic Tremé Neighborhood.
Cheryl Austin is the executive director of the Greater Treme Consortium. She is from the Treme and has worked in the Treme community for over 20 years. As director of the GTC, Cheryl has developed and implemented affordable housing programs/projects, created a community maintenance program with emphasis on beautification, developed cultural events and activities, and extensive organizing around issues important to Treme residents, businesses and nonprofits.