Press Releases

New publications highlight Institute-involved work in the Mekong River Delta

Oct 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (October 2, 2017) – Rapid population growth and development, increased construction of upriver dams, and land use changes in the Meko...

Dr. Alyssa Dausman, Science Director for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, joins the Institute

Sep 12, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (September 12, 2017) – The Water Institute of the Gulf announced Tuesday that Dr. Alyssa Dausman will join the Institute as Vice Pres...

New publication looks at options to maximize land building from diversions

Jul 12, 2017

Although many studies have looked at the need to capture the Mississippi River sand through diversions, analysis of an old crevasse along Bayou Lafour...

Louisiana and Dutch water institutes join forces to confront water issues globally

Jul 10, 2017

Leaders of The Water Institute of the Gulf and Deltares were joined by Governor John Bel Edwards in announcing an agreement today to leverage their to...

Coastal Louisiana communities have valuable insights on priorities to offer restoration planning

Apr 18, 2017

Oysters reefs provide protection for coastal lands, help keep the water clean, and oysters are darn good when charbroiled. All true, and all part of w...

Topping-off Ceremony for Third Building at the $60 Million Urban Water Campus

Apr 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Commissioner of Administration for the state of Louisiana, Jay Dardenne and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation President/CEO, J...

The Water Institute of the Gulf Holds Annual Reception

Mar 31, 2017

Approximately 150 people attended The Water Institute of the Gulf’s annual reception Tuesday night where President/CEO Justin Ehrenwerth unveiled Wate...

Land loss, not nutrients, biggest problem for seagrass around the Chandeleur Islands

Mar 20, 2017

A new report released in Estuaries and Coasts finds that nutrients – nitrogen and phosphorus – in Chandeleur Islands seagrass beds broadly mimic level...

New book from Institute’s Scott Hemmerling highlights Louisiana’s shifting populations over time

Mar 15, 2017

Oil booms and busts, wars, hurricanes, coastal land loss, and so much more shaped Louisiana through the decades and dictated how residents decided to ...

CBS This Morning highlights Louisiana's land loss

Jan 18, 2017

In case you missed it, CBS This Morning ran a story Wednesday about Louisiana’s land loss crisis, what’s at stake, and the state Coastal Protection an...

New paper finds connection between higher salinity and reduced ability of Louisiana wetlands to keep up with sea level rise

Jan 11, 2017

Many of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands depend upon the annual cycle of birth and death of plant material to help build up soil height as a way of trying...

CPRA Releases Louisiana's 2017 Draft Coastal Master Plan

Jan 3, 2017

Jan 3, 2017 — Baton Rouge — Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released the most sophisticated coastal protection and res...