NEW ORLEANS -- The National Disaster Reconstruction Expo & Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, June 17-18, drew to a close Thursday.
With the city of New Orleans as the backdrop, the NDR Expo’s main focus was on education. Bringing together some of the premier figures in the industry, as well as those in government and other related organizations, to share their experiences and insights was paramount to the event.
Down the hall Joy Dell’Aringa of EMSL Analytical conducted “Environmental Microbiology: Introduction and Overview of Sampling Options and Considerations.”
Day two saw Paul Rainwater, the director of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, take the stage, laying out the challenges and efforts of the state in working with Federal authorities to rebuild the Gulf Coast.
Taking flight in difficult times, the NDR Expo & Conference made the first step in showing the entire disaster restoration preparation, response and recovery industries how open dialogue and a sharing of ideas, technologies and abilities can help everyone involved work together and become better prepared for the next disaster-related challenge.