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The Pod with Justin Ehrenwerth

Nov 18, 2022

Justin R. Ehrenwerth was appointed the second President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf in January 2017. Prior to joining the Institute, Eh...

Living the Dream: I Predict & Prevent Natural Disasters: Colleen McHugh, Senior Adaptation Planner

Nov 8, 2022

The best part of my job is working closely with public sector partners and community stakeholders who are doing the direct work of policymaking and pr...

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Roadmap for Nature-Based Solutions to Fight Climate Change, Strengthen Communities, and Support Local Economies

Nov 8, 2022

As part of COP27, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a roadmap for Nature-Based solutions, to fight climate change, strengthen communities and ...

The Water Institute of the Gulf working to restore coastal environments in Louisiana and beyond

Sep 28, 2022

You may be familiar with The Water Campus on River Road next to downtown Baton Rouge. Well thanks to the technology, scientists and researchers there,...

US funds help La’s Water Institute develop early warning shoaling along the Lower Mississippi

Sep 26, 2022

The Water Institute of the Gulf is harvesting depth sounding data from a fleet of tugs working in Louisiana’s stretch of the Mississippi River so as t...

Our Views: Louisiana economy will grow because of tourism, if we take care of business

Sep 26, 2022

Visiting researchers into diabetes held a special part of their meeting with world-class researchers into the disease at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical R...

Protecting Capital Region’s aquifer could include reducing industrial use by 90%

Sep 16, 2022

Efforts to protect the aquifer that provides much of the Capital Region’s drinking water could include working with industry to reduce its groundwater...

Saving Louisiana's coast may require more digging in the deep sea. Here's why.

Sep 7, 2022

If Louisiana wants its expensive coastal restoration projects to last longer and cost less over time, it should seek out a higher quality building mat...

Black & Veatch to Lead Multi-Year Resilient Infrastructure Program in Miami-Area Village of Key Biscayne

Sep 1, 2022

To execute this bold and forward-looking infrastructure program, Black & Veatch has assembled a custom-built expert, local team that includes Moff...

Nicholls Releases Hurricane Ida Documentary Trailer

Aug 30, 2022

In an effort to preserve and protect the coast from future storms, Nicholls is set to open its Coastal Center, with groundbreaking slated for early 20...

Short on production, not on energy

Aug 14, 2022

In conjunction with our Energy, Climate and Conservation Task Force, which provides policy solutions to high energy prices while reducing reliance on ...

Gov. Edwards Welcomed by Dutch Water Envoy on First Day of Economic and Resiliency Mission to Netherlands

Aug 8, 2022

The engagement of leaders from two countries on the front lines of climate change comes as the Netherlands prepares to co-host the UN 2023 Water Confe...