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Dale Morris, former Water Institute Director of Strategic Partnerships, named Charleston’s Chief Resilience Officer

Jun 22, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 22, 2021) – Dale Morris, former Director of Strategic Partnerships with the Water Institute, was named the City of Charleston’s...

U.S. Department of Commerce awards $1.6 million to The Water Institute to establish the Lower Mississippi River SmartPort & Resilience Center

Jun 9, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 9, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency announced a $1.6 million grant to The Water Ins...

LSU Senior and Water Institute intern Alexia LaGrone named Udall Scholar

Jun 1, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 1, 2021) – Alexia LaGrone, LSU senior and intern with The Water Institute of the Gulf, was recently named as a Udall Scholar by...

Dr. Sam Brody and Dr. Larry Weber join the Water Institute of the Gulf as Senior Fellows

May 26, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 26, 2021) – Nationally recognized experts in disaster recovery, coastal systems and hydraulic engineering, Dr. Sam Brody and Dr...

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Where are the U.S.’s natural gas pipelines? Often in vulnerable communities

Jun 4, 2021

“Downstream” facilities, like refineries, are also often located in pockets of social vulnerability. In Louisiana, for example, a recent analysis foun...

Here's why Mississippi River diversion was proposed, how it might work

Jun 1, 2021

The diversion’s location was chosen in part because the Mississippi’s water would pass over one or more sand bars between the river’s navigation chann...

Climate change-fueled flooding could hit Louisiana the hardest. Can it be stopped?

May 31, 2021

The report's findings are supported by Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan, a planned 50-year, $50 billion effort to study the threats of climate change, ...

Waze for Water

May 27, 2021

For captains and their crews, moving goods can be a white-knuckle experience. Heavy with goods, boats must dodge each other through fast-moving and sh...

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