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Melissa Baustian Receives 2018 Coastal Stewardship Award

Jun 7, 2018

Melissa Baustian, adjunct professor in the Department Of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, was awarded the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s 2...

Letters: Water summit a great success

Jun 4, 2018

I write to express my gratitude to the Baton Rouge community for the success of the first annual Ten Across Water Summit, which was held on May 16 and...

'Louisiana's moment' for coastal restoration, protection: Gov. Edwards

May 31, 2018

"I actually believe this is Louisiana's moment," Gov. John Bel Edwards told those attending the 2018 State of the Coast conference on coastal restorat...

Edwards, Cantrell: No 'single day to waste' to save coast; 'This is Louisiana's moment'

May 30, 2018

Mixing dire warnings about the urgent need for action to save Louisiana's disappearing coast with optimistic statements about the future, Gov. John Be...

Louisiana's State of the Coast Conference gears up

May 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Louisiana's future depends on saving as much of the coast as possible, the mayor of New Orleans and the state's governor said Wedne...

Conference on coastal restoration set for New Orleans

May 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Gov. John Bel Edwards will be a keynote speaker when a three-day conference dedicated to restoring and preserving Louisiana's coast...

Louisiana not alone in struggles with water management, Baton Rouge conference goers told

May 17, 2018

Louisiana residents who worry about the health of their rivers, aquifers being drawn down to unsafe levels and infrastructure that protects some peopl...

Ten Across Water Summit dives into water issues facing cities across the US

May 17, 2018

Sometimes in south Louisiana, we think we’re alone in dealing with rising sea levels, an eroding coastline and increasingly frequent catastrophic weat...

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Swiss Readdresses Water Risk

May 16, 2018

The U.S. state of Louisiana is under water risk pressure from all sides.  Record flooding.  Sea-level rise.  Cities facing the possibility for eventua...

Ten Across Summit: Louisiana cities have to adapt to climate unpredictability

May 16, 2018

While Houston and New Orleans continue rebuilding from hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, local, state and federal agencies must change their focus from p...

Launch: What's the Water Institute of the Gulf doing in Lafourche and Lake Charles?

May 15, 2018

Anchored by a new building and a renewed sense of purpose, Baton Rouge’s Water Institute of the Gulf is turning its gaze to some rather enduring issue...

Tracking the River: Mississippi Model May Help Save Coast

Apr 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. — Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive repli...