This week, the Clinton Global Initiative convened a special event, “Building a Resilient Future,” in New Orleans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Members of the CGI community who attended the working meeting on disaster recovery, resilient infrastructure, and community revitalization included New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and leaders from organizations such as the Ford Foundation, Global Green USA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the American Institute of Architects.
As a student at California Polytechnic State University, Tricia Compas-Markman took a different approach to helping those affected by natural disasters. Her 2008 commitment aimed to create an easier way to provide clean drinking water to communities affected by natural disasters during the critical period of time before water infrastructure comes back online.
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