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Louisiana to use smart port with Port of New Orleans, Water Institute of the Gulf

Jul 13, 2020

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a Louisiana smart port initiative that will streamline operations and improve safety through real-time data sha...

Institute to continue strategic support for long-term groundwater sustainability planning in Baton Rouge area

Jul 7, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 7, 2020) – At their June 18 meeting, the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation Commission (CAGWCC) unanimously voted to move f...

Louisiana Coastal Neotectonics and Subsidence Expert Panel: Workshop recordings now available online

Jun 8, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 8, 2020) – The Water Institute of the Gulf assembled an expert panel composed of recognized experts in the fields of neotectoni...

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....

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...

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

Feb 21, 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...

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...