Press Releases

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 ...

New publications highlight Institute-involved work in the Mekong River Delta

Oct 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (October 2, 2017) – Rapid population growth and development, increased construction of upriver dams, and land use changes in the Meko...

Dr. Alyssa Dausman, Science Director for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, joins the Institute

Sep 12, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (September 12, 2017) – The Water Institute of the Gulf announced Tuesday that Dr. Alyssa Dausman will join the Institute as Vice Pres...

New publication looks at options to maximize land building from diversions

Jul 12, 2017

Although many studies have looked at the need to capture the Mississippi River sand through diversions, analysis of an old crevasse along Bayou Lafour...

Louisiana and Dutch water institutes join forces to confront water issues globally

Jul 10, 2017

Leaders of The Water Institute of the Gulf and Deltares were joined by Governor John Bel Edwards in announcing an agreement today to leverage their to...

Coastal Louisiana communities have valuable insights on priorities to offer restoration planning

Apr 18, 2017

Oysters reefs provide protection for coastal lands, help keep the water clean, and oysters are darn good when charbroiled. All true, and all part of w...

Topping-off Ceremony for Third Building at the $60 Million Urban Water Campus

Apr 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Commissioner of Administration for the state of Louisiana, Jay Dardenne and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation President/CEO, J...

The Water Institute of the Gulf Holds Annual Reception

Mar 31, 2017

Approximately 150 people attended The Water Institute of the Gulf’s annual reception Tuesday night where President/CEO Justin Ehrenwerth unveiled Wate...

Land loss, not nutrients, biggest problem for seagrass around the Chandeleur Islands

Mar 20, 2017

A new report released in Estuaries and Coasts finds that nutrients – nitrogen and phosphorus – in Chandeleur Islands seagrass beds broadly mimic level...