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The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana requests proposals for $2.3 million in available funding

Feb 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 15, 2021) – The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE) released a second Request for Proposals today and is en...

Dr. Jason Curole to join The Water Institute of the Gulf as Director of Project Management

Feb 4, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 4, 2021) –Jason Curole, Ph.D., will be joining The Water Institute of the Gulf as the Director of Project Management on Feb. 22...

Save the date: RFP 2 The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana

Dec 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (Dec. 18, 2020) – The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE) will be releasing a second Request for Proposals in ear...

Plan to protect Baton Rouge drinking water from saltwater moving forward under new leadership

Oct 19, 2020

A strategic plan to decide how to protect the Baton Rouge area's drinking water from potential saltwater intrusion appears to be moving forward, now t...

Editorial: Charleston’s issues with flooding are getting more real

Sep 26, 2020

Charleston experienced three events last week that made it quite clear that our challenge of living with water is getting more real. Two were obvious:...

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....