Applied Research. Technical Support.

The Water Institute of the Gulf 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 interdisciplinary approach, our work helps create more resilient communities, thriving economies, and healthy environment.


Dedicated to the future of our coast

Ambassador James Joseph Member 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’s integrated approach to analyzing water movement, availability, water demand, and an ecosystem’s minimum water needs helps ensure a balanced consideration of multiple factors.

Water Quality Capabilities

Water quality impacts ecosystems, and the people who depend on them, whether it is the need for safe drinking water, healthy fisheries, agriculture, or other uses. Ensuring good water quality, or measuring changes in water quality is essential but in...

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Long-term strategic water sustainability plan

The Capital Area Ground Water Conservation District (CAGWCC) was created by the Louisiana Legislature through Act 678 of 1974 due to concerns in the r...

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Water expert Henk Ovink visits Louisiana to discuss international best practices for watershed management

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 24, 2019) – Centuries of living below sea level and adapting to changes in climate give the Dutch a unique perspective on living...

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