Press Releases

Institute researchers author five journal articles in special issue of Shore and Beach journal “Deepwater Horizon 10 years later.”

Mar 26, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (March 26, 2020) – A special issue of Shore and Beach journal – “Deepwater Horizon 10 years later” – includes five articles from Inst...

Institute named Louisiana’s Innovation and Collaboration Hub at Gov. John Bel Edwards coastal priorities announcement

Feb 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 20, 2020) – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards named the Water Institute of the Gulf as the state’s Coastal Innovation and Collaborat...

ICYMI: Mayor Turner launches the Resilient Houston strategy and signs historic executive order to prepare the city for future disasters

Feb 13, 2020

HOUSTON (Feb. 13, 2020) – On Wednesday, Mayor Sylvester Turner released the “Resilient Houston” strategy – a framework to help Houston mitigate flood ...

Water Institute welcomes three new board members and a new science and engineering advisory council member

Feb 5, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 5, 2020) - The Water Institute of the Gulf is honored to welcome three exceptional new members to the board of directors – Dr. ...

ICYMI: Mayor Sylvester Turner is proud to announce the release of the Living With Water Houston report

Jan 31, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (Jan. 31, 2020) – The City of Houston released the following about work The Water Institute of the Gulf, New Orleans-based architectu...

Neotectonics and Subsidence Expert Panel to meet in New Orleans

Nov 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Nov. 19, 2019) – The first of three workshops to examine subsidence, including active faulting, in Louisiana's coastal zone and pote...

The Water Institute receives $500,000 through the National Coastal Resilience Fund to support the Partnership for Our Working Coast

Nov 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Nov 18, 2019) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) anno...

Dutch Dialogues Charleston team delivers final report to city outlining a more water-friendly future

Sep 27, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Sept. 27, 2019) – A new report released to the City of Charleston Thursday outlines months of community conversations around how to ...

ICYMI: Gov. Edwards announces Coastal Technical Assistance Center

Sep 13, 2019

THIBODAUX, La. (Sept. 13, 2019) – Gov. John Bel Edwards, Nicholls State University President Jay Clune and South Louisiana Economic Council President...

Jessi Parfait, anthropologist, joins Institute as research associate

Aug 21, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Jessi Parfait, anthropologist, joined the human dimensions team at the Institute in early August, bringing her enth...

Dr. Ioannis Georgiou to join Institute as Director of Coastal and Deltaic Systems Modeling

Aug 19, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 19, 2019) – Uprooted from his home in the foothills of Cyprus during the civil war at the age of three, Ioannis Georgiou experi...

Civil Engineer Brett McMann joins the Institute

Jul 31, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 31, 2019) – Brett McMann grew up around the engineering world, but it wasn’t until he started work on the old LSU River Model a...