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#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...

Water Institute of the Gulf working on projects in Southwest Louisiana

Jan 31, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Sometimes, when flooding is expected, people don't heed warnings saying, "Well, I've never flooded before."But there's techn...

Port, Institute partner on dredge material study

Jan 22, 2018

The Water Institute of the Gulf is embarking on a new study with the Port of Lake Charles to identify sediment sources in the Calcasieu Ship Channel a...

Volume VII

Jan 11, 2018

Check out the newest Water Institute of the Gulf newsletter featuring our Vice President of Science Alyssa Dausman, supporting the working coast initi...

Jeff Hebert, Landrieu's 2nd-in-command, leaving New Orleans City Hall for Water Institute

Dec 4, 2017

Jeff Hebert, New Orleans' chief administrative officer and chief resilience officer, is leaving Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration this month for a...

How Baton Rouge is Aiming to Become the Hub of Coastal Restoration and Climate Change Solutions

Oct 30, 2017

You’ve probably heard the numbers: Louisiana’s coast loses about one football field of land an hour. Coastal erosion and climate change continue to be...

Does coastal erosion help or harm the Gulf's blue crabs?

Oct 20, 2017

Blue crab populations could see an initial boost as Louisiana wetlands break up and erode, according to an ongoing study by researchers with the Water...

Louisiana plans to restore the dying Maurepas Swamp with water diverted from the Mississippi

Sep 29, 2017

Louisiana’s coastal restoration agency has gotten about $14 million to engineer a system to reconnect the Mississippi River to the Maurepas Swamp, whi...