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Charleston Dutch Dialogues findings include pilot programs on East Side, limited development on Johns Island

Sep 26, 2019

After years of discussion and study, the Dutch Dialogues research is complete and creates a possible blueprint for Charleston to combat persistent flo...

Gov. Edwards Announces Coastal Technical Assistance Center

Sep 13, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Nicholls State University President Jay Clune and South Louisiana Economic Council President and CEO Vic Lafont announced plans...

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 ...