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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...

Covington announces emergency response plan

Nov 3, 2018

Covington Mayor Mike Cooper announced last week that he had accepted a new plan to better coordinate emergency response and improve public notificatio...

La. delegation in Israel signs agreement that could lead to major developments in flooding, erosion

Oct 29, 2018

BE’ER SHEVA, ISRAEL (WAFB) - On Monday, members of the Project Star Delegation signed an agreement that could lead to major research developments in L...

Gov. John Bel Edwards meets with Israeli water, cybersecurity leaders and visits 'Iron Dome' base

Oct 29, 2018

TEL AVIV — Gov. John Bel Edwards had another busy day in Israel on Monday, meeting with water issues experts, cyber security leaders and Israeli soldi...

Our Views: Meeting the future’s challenge

Oct 22, 2018

If there are two cities in the world, not just the Gulf Coast, where the challenges of water management and climate change should be top priorities, i...

Nicholls State University and the Institute sign MOU for future collaboration in water-related research and projects

Oct 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Water Institute of the Gulf and Nicholls State University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday that outl...

Nicholls partners with coastal researchers

Oct 9, 2018

Nicholls State University has partnered with a Baton Rouge research group to work on projects to fight coastal erosion and flooding in south Louisiana...

As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

Oct 8, 2018

DAVANT, La. — In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet...