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Institute researchers author five journal articles in special issue of Shore and Beach journal “Deepwater Horizon 10 years later.”

Mar 26, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (March 26, 2020) – A special issue of Shore and Beach journal – “Deepwater Horizon 10 years later” – includes five articles from Inst...

Institute named Louisiana’s Innovation and Collaboration Hub at Gov. John Bel Edwards coastal priorities announcement

Feb 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 20, 2020) – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards named the Water Institute of the Gulf as the state’s Coastal Innovation and Collaborat...

ICYMI: Mayor Turner launches the Resilient Houston strategy and signs historic executive order to prepare the city for future disasters

Feb 13, 2020

HOUSTON (Feb. 13, 2020) – On Wednesday, Mayor Sylvester Turner released the “Resilient Houston” strategy – a framework to help Houston mitigate flood ...

Water Institute welcomes three new board members and a new science and engineering advisory council member

Feb 5, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 5, 2020) - The Water Institute of the Gulf is honored to welcome three exceptional new members to the board of directors – Dr. ...

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Editorial: A fresh chance for Charleston to tackle flooding, sea level rise, housing costs

May 16, 2020

Repeated flooding that costs homeowners big bucks and erodes their quality of life. Rising seas that threaten to make flooding even more frequent. Hom...

Fortress Charleston: Will Walling Off the City Hold Back the Waters?

May 5, 2020

For millions of visitors each year, Charleston, South Carolina is a reminder of a bygone era, showcasing antebellum mansions, arty row houses, histori...

Steve Bailey: Build the sea wall and save Charleston’s peninsula. But make it beautiful

May 2, 2020

To cut to the chase of the Army Corps of Engineers’ report that envisions Charleston as once again a walled city, turn to the side-by-side maps on pag...

Improving the Utility of the Southeast Blueprint in the Gulf of Mexico

Apr 23, 2020

In support of the SECAS goal of improving the health, function, and connectivity of southeastern ecosystems by 10 percent in the next 40 years, the U....

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