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.

Partnership for Our Working Coast

The Partnership for Our Working Coast is an alliance of industry and environmental partners, led by The Water Institute of the Gulf, collaborating to contribute to the coastal resiliency of our community, the environment, and the working coast. THE C...

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Planning for ecosystem-based adaptation in the Pacific island countries

Pacific island countries and territories are highly vulnerable to climate change. In the next few decades, these countries will face increasing threat...

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Wetlands are a natural climate solution

Like all healthy wetlands, the Mississippi Delta was once a carbon sink, an ecosystem that sucks carbon dioxide out of the air and stores it in the gr...

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