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The Water Institute of the Gulf celebrates 10 years of science and collaboration

Dec 1, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Dec. 1, 2021) – The Water Institute of the Gulf (The Water Institute) is celebrating a decade of connecting public, private, and aca...

Modeling Tool to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies Now Available to the Public

Nov 3, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Nov. 3, 2021) – A new tool, the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS), developed by the non-partisan think tank Energy Innovation, LLC, in c...

New podcast on the importance of measuring environmental and social benefits of nature-based solutions is now available

Oct 20, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Oct. 20, 2021) – A new Engineering With Nature (EWN) Podcast, “Considering and Evaluating the Benefits of Natural Infrastructure,” a...

Legislators from around the south meet at The Water Campus to discuss water management issues

Oct 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Oct. 15, 2021) – State legislators from around the south met at The Water Campus this week for The Council of State Governments Sout...

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Louisiana parishes face some of highest flood risk of any U.S. counties, new study says

Oct 18, 2021

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s been caught in a sudden downpour in New Orleans, Lake Charles or many points between. A new analysis layin...

USM Prof, Water Institute Work to Restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep 18, 2021

A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a project to examine how to ma...

Understanding the True Flood Risks of Tropical Cyclones

Sep 13, 2021

New research led by IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini, working in cooperation with partners at The Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana State Univers...

How New Orleans’ infrastructure held up to Hurricane Ida

Sep 3, 2021

Today, climate-focused infrastructure projects in the US tend to be narrowly defined and managed by one or two agencies. State and local agencies plan...

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