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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...

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise

Apr 12, 2018

Miami and Miami Beach already struggle with serious flooding related to sea-level rise — even when there is no rain.The ground under the cities of Sou...

SUFB Season 1 Ep4: Southern Louisiana Coastal Habitat Changes with Dr. Melissa Baustian

Mar 20, 2018

Dr. Melissa Baustian joins Shea on this episode of the season to tell us about the diverse coastal habitats within the Southern Louisiana Region to gi...

New research effort aims to make Louisiana a leader in coastal adaptation

Mar 13, 2018

A new research initiative by the Water Institute of the Gulf will both develop solutions for living on Louisiana's ever-changing coast and potentially...

Will Miami Beach's anti-flooding measures work? The city's getting an outside opinion.

Mar 7, 2018

Some residents worry Miami Beach is moving too fast and may be making mistakes as it raises roads and installs anti-flooding pumps, a concern highligh...

#83: Ehab Meselhe - A Round Table Approach to Ecology (and life)

Feb 19, 2018

Ehab Meselhe is the Vice President for Engineering at the Water Institute of the Gulf. With more than 20 years of experience researching coastal wetla...