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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...

Institute selected for five-year partnership with NOAA to work on Deepwater Horizon restoration efforts

Jul 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 8, 2019) – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has announced the selection of the Institute to par...

Charleston prepares the ground for intensive flood research in July

May 3, 2019

After two days exchanging data and discussing flooding around one of the nation’s lowest-lying cities, members of Charleston’s Dutch Dialogues plannin...

Water's Edge

Apr 2, 2019

The Water's Edge: A "Nightly Films" series on the land loss challenges and solutions on Louisiana's coast. Watch the entire series here....

Virginia as the "Silicon Valley" of sea level rise? It could happen.

Mar 21, 2019

Can Virginia make money off sea level rise? The very idea sounds backwards — usually frequent flooding from bigger and more destructive storms is cos...

Charleston homeowners address flooding concerns at panel discussion

Mar 12, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On Tuesday, a group of homeowners in Charleston came together to address flooding and ask officials what’s being done about it...

The Water Institute of the Gulf welcomes Hugh Roberts as the new Vice President for Engineering

Feb 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 4, 2018) – Hugh Roberts, who spent years with Arcadis working on numerical modeling and resilience issues, will be joining The ...

Louisiana's lessons for Virginia on building water economy

Feb 2, 2019

Louisiana has known for decades — or longer — that the Gulf of Mexico was gobbling up its coastline. It’s estimated that the state loses a football f...

Baton Rouge’s Water Campus Attracts Researchers from Around the World

Jan 16, 2019

The award-winning Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions sits on the old municipal dock and houses the Water Institute of the Gulf. Editor’s Note: ...