Press Releases

Institute's Work on Future Costs of Marsh Creation Highlighted in New Report

Dec 13, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. – Coast Builders Coalition and Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition released an analysis done by the Water Institute of the ...

The Water Institute of the Gulf Signs MOU with Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Nov 30, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Water Institute of the Gulf signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Monday evening which sets out the framework for cooperat...

The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Requests Proposals for $3 Million in Available Funds

Nov 18, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana released a Request for Proposals Friday, encouraging coastal researchers, both s...

Amy Wold Joins The Water Institute of the Gulf as Research Communicator

Nov 14, 2016

Amy Wold joins The Water Institute of the Gulf as its research communicator, focused on collaborating with technical teams to translate science issues...

The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (Center) is Soliciting Feedback on a Draft Research Strategy

Oct 27, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (Center) is soliciting feedback on a draft Research Strategy. The Research Strat...

The Water Institute of the Gulf Releases Report on Trends in Oil and Gas Infrastructure, Ecosystem Function, and Socioeconomic Wellbeing in Coastal LA

Oct 25, 2016

Baton Rouge — Communities with more oil and gas development within a short driving distance, or better access to good fish habitat, generally score hi...

Expert Panel on River Diversions Issues Report and Recommendations to CPRA

Oct 19, 2016

Lafitte, La. — The Expert Panel on Diversion Planning and Implementation (Panel), an independent group organized at the request of the Coastal Protect...

The Water Institute of the Gulf, in collaboration with the MSA-West Starship Program, Awarded Community Restoration Project Funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Oct 18, 2016

Baton Rouge, La — The Water Institute of the Gulf, in collaboration with the Mathematics, Science, and Arts Academy-West (MSA-West) Starship Program, ...

The Water Institute Participates in Louisiana Trade Mission to Cuba

Oct 14, 2016

Havana, Cuba — Director of Planning, Coordination, and Outreach at The Water Institute of the Gulf Nick Speyrer returned to the office this week after...

The Water Institute of the Gulf to Host Expert Panel on Diversion Planning and Implementation Meeting

Aug 24, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — The Water Institute of the Gulf will host the seventh meeting of the Expert Panel on Diversion Planning and Implementation on Augus...

The Water Institute of the Gulf and U.S. Business Council on Sustainable Development hold Gulf Coast Industrial Infrastructure Task Force Meeting

Aug 9, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — The Water Institute of the Gulf in conjunction with the U.S. Business Council on Sustainable Development (US BCSD) recently held a ...

Dr. Melissa Baustian Co-authors Melitasphaeridium Choanophorum – A Living Fossil Dinoflagellate Cyst in the Gulf of Mexico

Jul 27, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — Melissa Baustian, Ph.D., Coastal Ecologist at The Water Institute of the Gulf recently co-authored a manuscript published in the Jo...