Press Releases

The Water Institute of the Gulf welcomes Hugh Roberts as the new Vice President for Engineering

Feb 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 4, 2018) – Hugh Roberts, who spent years with Arcadis working on numerical modeling and resilience issues, will be joining The...

ICYMI: Institute, Waggonner & Ball, and Royal Netherlands Embassy to work with Charleston on Dutch Dialogues program

Jan 17, 2019

CHARLESTON (JAN. 17, 2019) – On Wednesday (Jan. 16, 2019) , representatives from Historic Charleston Foundation, the City of Charleston and the visiti...

Gov. Edwards participates in signing ceremony with water research institutes from Israel, Louisiana

Oct 29, 2018

BEERSHEBA, Israel (Oct. 29, 2018) – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards convened a meeting of leading international researchers in water management during hi...

Nicholls State University and the Institute sign MOU for future collaboration in water-related research and projects

Oct 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Water Institute of the Gulf and Nicholls State University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday that outl...

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...

Learning to live with too much or not enough water

May 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 17, 2018) – Finding ways to increase water availability in the West and keeping excess water out of homes and business in the Ea...