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Topping-off ceremony held for third building at Water Campus in downtown Baton Rouge

Apr 5, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, a topping-off ceremony was held for the third building at the Water Campus, located along the Nicholson corridor between downto...

Aboard tall-mast ship, Dutch scientist's pep talk lauds Louisiana coastal initiative

Mar 30, 2017

Aboard a tall-masted sailing ship in the Mississippi River in New Orleans, The Water Institute of the Gulf celebrated its fifth anniversary as a think...

In St. Bernard Parish, fishers wary of Louisiana's plan to save coast

Mar 29, 2017

Along Louisiana 46 near Shell Beach, dead trees still line the old Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, closed since 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

Bogged Down: With billions on the way, regulatory and financial issues are slowing down the pace of major restoration projects along Louisiana’s vanishing coast

Mar 29, 2017

In early March, the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced it was soliciting proposals from engineering firms to design the Mi...

To rebuild the coast, Louisiana must show its river diversions won’t kill native dolphins

Feb 21, 2017

When asked to list the major hurdles facing Louisiana’s 50-year plan to rebuild its coast, state officials have pointed to a menu of truly massive cha...

Coastal Summit Leaders Declare Louisiana Engulfed In A Continuous Emergency

Feb 17, 2017

Urging citizens, government leaders, businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana's coast...

Guest column: Sea level rise a real threat to Louisiana

Feb 1, 2017

Advocate columnist Jeff Sadow recently wrote a column questioning the validity of sea level rise projections in Louisiana’s Draft 2017 Coastal Master ...

Putting the Mississippi River Back to Work

Feb 1, 2017

Along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, few things have had a greater influence on Louisiana and the current dramatic coastal land loss the state fac...

Opinion: State should spend coastal money quickly

Jan 17, 2017

Houma — As the state advances coastal restoration and protection projects to address our increasingly urgent land loss crisis, there's a simple way it...

Study reveals how salt water impacts La. wetlands

Jan 17, 2017

A new study by Louisiana scientists indicates that exposure to salt water leaves coastal wetlands less capable of battling sea level rise. The paper, ...

Battling wetland loss in coastal Louisiana

Jan 17, 2017

When The Water Institute of the Gulf (the Institute) was founded in 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it set out a mission to provide independent resear...

Commercial Properties planning parking garage, new streets for Water Campus

Jan 5, 2017

With two buildings complete and a third one currently under construction, Commercial Properties Realty Trust is moving forward with plans to develop i...