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Jessi Parfait, anthropologist, joins Institute as research associate

Aug 21, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Jessi Parfait, anthropologist, joined the human dimensions team at the Institute in early August, bringing her enth...

Dr. Ioannis Georgiou to join Institute as Director of Coastal and Deltaic Systems Modeling

Aug 19, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 19, 2019) – Uprooted from his home in the foothills of Cyprus during the civil war at the age of three, Ioannis Georgiou experi...

Civil Engineer Brett McMann joins the Institute

Jul 31, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 31, 2019) – Brett McMann grew up around the engineering world, but it wasn’t until he started work on the old LSU River Model a...

New report from Tulane/Institute looks at investment and adaptation in vulnerable communities

Jul 25, 2019

Facing multiple challenges from rising seas to repetitive flooding, a new issue paper from the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy an...

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Baton Rouge-area groundwater commission to mull problems, solutions for aquifer demand

Jul 31, 2019

After a critical state audit, an ethics complaint and charges from environmentalists that the "foxes are guarding the hen house," the Capital Area gro...

Looking for stories along the Mississippi, she's found love

Jul 29, 2019

Victoria Bradford Styrbicki had just finished a 20-mile trek, by foot and bike, between the northern Minnesota towns of Aitkin and Crosby. Now it was ...

As flash flooding becomes more frequent, East Baton Rouge officials struggle to find affordable solutions

Jul 28, 2019

Water systems experts and civil engineers say the ideal solutions to the flash flooding that's becoming more frequent in East Baton Rouge Parish durin...

How Charleston must face up to flooding

Jul 20, 2019

At some point, there’s no “fix” for flooding whether it’s from a 1,000-year downpour or sea rise. So you have to work with what you’ve got -- at every...

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