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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: ...

An international quest for a Louisiana flooding solution

Dec 19, 2018

For most people who live in Baton Rouge—or north of Interstate 10—Louisiana’s myriad of environmental issues continue to be some distant, “that’s a co...

Resilience at the Institute

Dec 19, 2018

Communities around the country and world face environmental challenges from flooding to drought and from sea level rise and sinking land. Helping co...

Water Institute studying how to protect Baton Rouge water

Dec 13, 2018

The Water Institute of the Gulf is in the early stages of a study that will devise 50-year sustainable solutions for preventing saltwater intrusion in...

Wetlands are a natural climate solution

Nov 29, 2018

Like all healthy wetlands, the Mississippi Delta was once a carbon sink, an ecosystem that sucks carbon dioxide out of the air and stores it in the gr...

Dutch researchers dig into New Orleans to study subsidence

Nov 15, 2018

Peter Vos, a Dutch geologist, finally hit the peaty part of the soil while boring into a vacant lot this week at North Dorgenois and Pauger streets in...

Covington announces emergency response plan

Nov 3, 2018

Covington Mayor Mike Cooper announced last week that he had accepted a new plan to better coordinate emergency response and improve public notificatio...

La. delegation in Israel signs agreement that could lead to major developments in flooding, erosion

Oct 29, 2018

BE’ER SHEVA, ISRAEL (WAFB) - On Monday, members of the Project Star Delegation signed an agreement that could lead to major research developments in L...

Gov. John Bel Edwards meets with Israeli water, cybersecurity leaders and visits 'Iron Dome' base

Oct 29, 2018

TEL AVIV — Gov. John Bel Edwards had another busy day in Israel on Monday, meeting with water issues experts, cyber security leaders and Israeli soldi...

Our Views: Meeting the future’s challenge

Oct 22, 2018

If there are two cities in the world, not just the Gulf Coast, where the challenges of water management and climate change should be top priorities, i...