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Develop a sound groundwater plan, for the long-range future

Mar 3, 2020

The devil is in the details, and there is scientific disagreement about solutions, but we hope that people can agree as we do with Marylee Orr, execut...

Volume: An update from The Water Institute of the Gulf

Feb 27, 2020

Check out the newest Water Institute of the Gulf newsletter featuring Louisiana's Coastal Innovation and Collaboration Hub, Dutch Dialogues Charleston...

Neotectonics and Subsidence Expert Panel to meet in New Orleans: Workshop 2

Feb 26, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 26, 2020) – The Water Institute of the Gulf has assembled an expert panel composed of recognized experts in the fields of neote...

Gov. Edwards announces coastal priorities for his second term

Feb 20, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his priorities for the state’s coastal program for his second term in office. Edwards says f...

Institute Named Louisiana’s Innovation and Collaboration Hub at Gov. John Bel Edwards Coastal Priorities Announcement

Feb 20, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards named the Water Institute of the Gulf as the state’s Coastal Innovation and Collaboration Hub as part of his suite of coastal pr...

Learning to be Resilient

Feb 17, 2020

Harris Bienn of the Water Institute of the Gulf speaks to an audience including local officials and students from local high schools Monday at a Commu...

Damage to Baton Rouge aquifer 'unacceptable'; groundwater panel must act, report says

Feb 17, 2020

The report serves as both a warning to the groundwater panel sometimes criticized as too beholden to the users it regulates and also an encouragement ...

Houston Partners With Global Cities On “Living With Water” Flooding Report

Feb 3, 2020

With six federally-declared flooding disasters in the past five years, Houston is working on a global approach to preparing for the next storm. Some o...

The Water Institute of the Gulf moving forward on Port Fourchon project

Nov 18, 2019

The Water Institute of the Gulf has received a $500,000 grant through the National Coastal Resilience Fund to move forward with its Port Fourchon proj...

Tangipahoa Parish open house first step in efforts that could reshape FEMA flood maps

Nov 6, 2019

Tangipahoa Parish is leading the state in a series of watershed meetings that, depending on public input, could help reshape FEMA floodmaps in the fut...

Relay of Voices project will be running through southeast Louisiana next week in search of stories

Oct 8, 2019

The Relay of Voices project wants to add your story to its collection. A project of Lake Charles-based nonprofit organization A House Unbuilt, the pro...

Charleston Dutch Dialogues findings include pilot programs on East Side, limited development on Johns Island

Sep 26, 2019

After years of discussion and study, the Dutch Dialogues research is complete and creates a possible blueprint for Charleston to combat persistent flo...