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Organizations join forces to form Coastal-Hydrologic Consortium

Apr 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 16, 2019) – Regional water management has become a critical issue not only in Louisiana, but around the country and world. Rep...

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 ...

Louisiana's lessons for Virginia on building water economy

Feb 2, 2019

Louisiana has known for decades — or longer — that the Gulf of Mexico was gobbling up its coastline. It’s estimated that the state loses a football f...

Baton Rouge’s Water Campus Attracts Researchers from Around the World

Jan 16, 2019

The award-winning Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions sits on the old municipal dock and houses the Water Institute of the Gulf. Editor’s Note: ...

An international quest for a Louisiana flooding solution

Dec 19, 2018

For most people who live in Baton Rouge—or north of Interstate 10—Louisiana’s myriad of environmental issues continue to be some distant, “that’s a co...

Resilience at the Institute

Dec 19, 2018

Communities around the country and world face environmental challenges from flooding to drought and from sea level rise and sinking land. Helping co...

Water Institute studying how to protect Baton Rouge water

Dec 13, 2018

The Water Institute of the Gulf is in the early stages of a study that will devise 50-year sustainable solutions for preventing saltwater intrusion in...

Wetlands are a natural climate solution

Nov 29, 2018

Like all healthy wetlands, the Mississippi Delta was once a carbon sink, an ecosystem that sucks carbon dioxide out of the air and stores it in the gr...

Dutch researchers dig into New Orleans to study subsidence

Nov 15, 2018

Peter Vos, a Dutch geologist, finally hit the peaty part of the soil while boring into a vacant lot this week at North Dorgenois and Pauger streets in...