Applied Research. Technical Support.

The Water Institute is a not-for-profit, independent applied research and technical services institution with a mission to help coastal and deltaic communities thoughtfully prepare for an uncertain future. Through an integrated and inter-disciplinary approach, our work helps to create more resilient communities, thriving economies, and a healthy environment.


Dedicated to the future of our coast

Ambassador James Joseph Chair of the Board

The Institute understands that to solve the complex challenges that our coastal communities will face into the future, we must bring an integrated approach that bridges traditional research activities and focuses our applied studies at the intersection of the environment, the economy, and the human dimension.

The Institute and partners with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme work in Fiji to provide information leaders can use to make better climate change adaptation decisions.

Informing Pacific Islands Adaptation Decision Making Using Coastal Models

Using lessons learned in Louisiana, The Water Institute of the Gulf is working with communities in the Pacific to determine how best to stabilize eroding shorelines and provide more resiliency from ocean forces. The Institute’s Director of Coastal Ec...

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Although coastal restoration and protection is sometimes thought to only require technical input, coastal communities around the world also hold valua...

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LAKE CHARLES - On a cement platform below the I-10 bridge, Ehab Meselhe pulled a jug of muddy water out of an unassuming metal box. The box held water...

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