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S&WB expected to update pump status, appoint interim director Friday

Sep 1, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA. - City officials are scheduled to give an update Friday on the status of repairs at New Orleans’ drainage pumping stations. Member...

Harvey, Aug. 5 New Orleans rain, prompt focus on flood planning

Sep 1, 2017

The devastating Texas coastal flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey's staggering rainfall and exacerbated by levee breaches and emergency reservoir rele...

New Orleans Looks To Amsterdam For A New Flood Plan

Aug 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS ― Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina became the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, New Orleans is still struggling with infrastruct...

Louisiana fights the sea, and loses

Aug 26, 2017

WHEN Roosevelt Falgout was a boy, the brackish water that now laps within a few feet of his three-room cabin at Isle de Jean Charles was miles off. “T...

Making Waves: Louisiana emerges as global leader in water management

Aug 9, 2017

In Louisiana, firms by the dozen focus their skills on the fragile relationship between coastal lands and water. More than 100,000 professionals work ...

How an 85-year-old engineering marvel protects New Orleans and shapes the region

Aug 8, 2017

New Orleans, La. — Though it was a wet and cold January morning, Gerald Donaldson, 66, rode his bicycle through the traffic jam outside his house in t...

A Bayou Crevasse Centuries ago Holds Lessons for Today's Coastal Restoration

Jul 14, 2017

Scientists studying a pre-Columbian bayou crevasse in south Louisiana have a lesson for today's coastal restoration efforts: Use mud instead of sand. ...

The Water Institute of the Gulf and The Water Campus

Jul 14, 2017

What a new partnership could mean for the growing Water Campus in Baton Rouge. Specifically, we learn from leaders at the Water Institute of the Gulf ...

Global Risks and Research Priorities for Coastal Subsidence

Jul 13, 2017

Baton Rouge, La. — Some of the world's largest cities are sinking faster than the oceans are rising. Humans are part of the problem, but we can also b...

Study: No major hurricanes, Louisiana wetlands loss slowed

Jul 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new federal study says Louisiana's devastating wetlands loss has slowed slightly since 2010, but cautions that the main reason is...

Louisiana, Dutch water institutes join hands on coastal solutions

Jul 10, 2017

The Baton Rouge-based Water Institute of the Gulf will work with Deltares, a Netherlands-based water think tank, to develop a variety of coastal prote...

Baton Rouge Water Institute expands collaboration with Dutch

Jul 10, 2017

The Baton Rouge-based Water Institute of the Gulf today announced a new partnership with a Dutch research group to study coastal protection and restor...