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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...

Louisiana could adopt system to predict flooding

Feb 6, 2018

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could be one of the first states to have a statewide system to predict flooding. The Water Institute of the Gulf, a nonprofit ...

Boy Scouts could draw thousands to Atchafalaya

Feb 6, 2018

On a bright autumn morning, we eased our canoes into still waters near Henderson, Louisiana, and paddled a few clumsy strokes before old muscle memori...

Water Institute offers coastal solutions

Feb 2, 2018

The Gulf of Mexico poses a constant threat to communities in coastal Louisiana.  And, for most of history, people couldn’t do much about it.  Although...

Group sheds light on flooding issues in Louisiana

Feb 1, 2018

Louisiana aims to get a handle on coastal flooding and land loss, and it's looking to the Dutch for advice. "The Dutch have been protecting their coas...