Dana Brown

Dalton Parry

As one of the most experienced stormwater management design professionals in Louisiana, Dana Nunez Brown has designed tens of millions of dollars’ worth of green infrastructure. Dana is founder and President of Dana Brown & Associates, a leading landscape architecture and planning consultant based in New Orleans. The firm plans and designs a wide variety of projects, including parks, public plazas, green infrastructure for flood hazard mitigation, commercial developments, as well as preparing comprehensive plans and land development codes for municipalities. Dana offers technical workshops on stormwater management to professional landscape architects, engineers, planners, and contractors, as well as lectures on the subject at Tulane University, University of New Orleans, Xavier University, and Louisiana State University. Dana is an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), serving on the Stormwater Committee and WEFTEC’s Workshop Committee. Dana co-founded Water Wise Gulf South (WWGS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching stormwater management to residents and business owners in disinvested neighborhoods. Her neighborhood-based work with WWGS in sharing knowledge, building small green infrastructure demonstration projects, and teaching DIY residential green infrastructure represents some of her most rewarding work. Dana works closely with the Dutch institute Deltares on water monitoring and other efforts in New Orleans and served as the only local consultant in developing the Community Adaptation Support Tool, which she has employed in the neighborhoods of Treme, the 7th Ward, and the Upper 9th Ward for Water Wise Gulf South workshops.