Press Releases

Webinar: The Louisiana-Netherlands Partnership in Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Adaptation

Jan 6, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (Jan. 6, 2021) – Join The Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Water Institute of the Gulf, and key partners on Jan. 14, 2021 for a webinar...

Institute and University of New Orleans Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences sign Memorandum of Understanding

Nov 10, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Nov. 10, 2020) – The Water Institute of the Gulf and the University of New Orleans formalized their collaborative relationship today...

Institute to help state quantify carbon sequestration potential of coastal restoration projects

Aug 19, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 19, 2020) – Today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed two climate change related executive orders with the first designed to impr...

Nate Young to join the Institute in joint appointment with University of Iowa’s IIHR — Hydroscience & Engineering

Jul 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 21, 2020) – Nate Young, Ph.D., associate director of the Iowa Flood Center and research engineer at IIHR–Hydroscience & Eng...

Agreement between Institute, Port of New Orleans, Louisiana Economic Development, to spur innovative port management

Jul 13, 2020

Baton Rouge, La. (July 13, 2020) – Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced an innovative agreement between the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana Econo...

Institute to continue strategic support for long-term groundwater sustainability planning in Baton Rouge area

Jul 7, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 7, 2020) – At their June 18 meeting, the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation Commission (CAGWCC) unanimously voted to move f...

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...