Press Releases

Institute and Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris sign MOU for future collaboration

Sep 13, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Sept. 13, 2018) – Today, Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris, an engineering university based in Paris, and The Water Institut...

ICYMI: Water Institute to Support Development of Houston's Resilience Strategy

Aug 30, 2018

HOUSTON (Aug. 29, 2018) – On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the City of Houston, 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation and Shell released the followi...

ECO Magazine Announces Special "State of the Coast" Issue Dedicated to Coastal Restoration

Aug 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 17, 2018) – ECO Magazine (ECO), the marine science publication written by ocean experts and explorers, today announced the upco...

Geologist Michael Miner to join Institute as Director of Applied Geosciences

Aug 2, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 2, 2018) – Whether it’s offshore sand sources needed for barrier island restoration or more efficient use of dredge material fo...

Toxic algae impact extends far beyond just the surface waters

Jul 31, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 31, 2018) – The impact of toxic algae blooms run much deeper, literally, than the green, brown, or red smelly sludge people wit...

Understanding what happens under New Orleans matters

Jul 25, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 25, 2018) – As subsidence, sea level rise, and increasingly intense rainfall continue to challenge New Orleans, understanding w...

Melissa Baustian, coastal ecologist at The Water Institute of the Gulf, honored with 2018 Coastal Stewardship Award

May 31, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. (May  2018) – The Waters Institute of the Gulf's Melissa Baustian was one of six recipients of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana...

Dale Morris, former senior economist with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, joins The Water Institute of the Gulf

May 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 1, 2018) – Following decades working at the intersection of water management, science, and policy, former Embassy of the Kingdom...

The Water Institute of the Gulf welcomes two new board members

Apr 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 3, 2018) – The Water Institute of the Gulf is honored to welcome two exceptional new members to the board of directors ...

Greater New Orleans Foundation announces initial funding for The Water Institute of the Gulf to develop Resilience Lab

Mar 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 13, 2018) – For generations, Louisiana has faced strong storms and an ever changing coastline which have periodically disrupte...

Jeff Hebert to join The Water Institute of the Gulf as Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience

Dec 4, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (December 4, 2017) – Cindy, Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate, and an August New Orleans severe rainstorm highlighted what Louisiana resident...

New report: Lower Mississippi River dynamics influence sediment and nutrient movement into the delta

Nov 30, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (November 30, 2017) – The lower Mississippi River in Louisiana transports sediment and nutrients much differently than areas farther ...