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The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Awards Second Round of Research Grants

Jul 22, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 22, 2021) – Today, the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE) announced the second round of two-year grants to...

Where are the U.S.’s natural gas pipelines? Often in vulnerable communities

Jun 4, 2021

“Downstream” facilities, like refineries, are also often located in pockets of social vulnerability. In Louisiana, for example, a recent analysis foun...

Here's why Mississippi River diversion was proposed, how it might work

Jun 1, 2021

The diversion’s location was chosen in part because the Mississippi’s water would pass over one or more sand bars between the river’s navigation chann...

Climate change-fueled flooding could hit Louisiana the hardest. Can it be stopped?

May 31, 2021

The report's findings are supported by Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan, a planned 50-year, $50 billion effort to study the threats of climate change, ...

Waze for Water

May 27, 2021

For captains and their crews, moving goods can be a white-knuckle experience. Heavy with goods, boats must dodge each other through fast-moving and sh...

Institute and UNO awarded National Science Foundation grant to support graduate student study in the Netherlands

May 12, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, La. (May 12, 2021) - A National Science Foundation grant to The Water Institute of the Gulf and the University of New Orleans will suppor...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selects Water Institute to analyze policies and procedures to better quantify environmental and social benefits for nature-based solutions

Apr 20, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN®) initiative has selected The Water Institute of the Gulf to analyze how the fe...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selects Water Institute to analyze policies and procedures to better quantify environmental and social benefits for nature-based solutions

Apr 14, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 14, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN®) initiative has selected The Water Institu...

Water Institute will work with corps to amend cost-benefit analyses process

Apr 14, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected The Water Institute of the Gulf to analyze how the federal benefit-cost analysis, used to select project...

Bridges-2 Begins Production Operations

Apr 8, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved PSC’s new Bridges-2 system for production operations. PSC offers time on the NSF-funded, advanced r...

New paper shows benefits of Louisiana coastal restoration to soil carbon sequestration

Apr 5, 2021

Without restoration efforts in coastal Louisiana, marshes in the state could lose half of their current ability to store carbon in the soil over a per...

Water Institute will help develop Virginia’s coastal master plan

Mar 29, 2021

Baton Rouge’s Water Institute of the Gulf has landed a contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia to develop the state’s first coastal resilience mast...