The Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana State University, University of Iowa and Louisiana Sea Grant

Coastal Hydrologic Consortium

The Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, the University of Iowa signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form the Coastal-Hydrologic Consortium on April 16, 2019.

The Challenge

The Consortium intends to jointly develop, pursue and complete research projects that advance the science, engineering, modelling and understanding of coastal-hydrologic processes in the transition zone between coastal and inland areas to help communities and economies in that zone become more resilient and sustainable.

The Approach

Universities produce the research needed to solve problems, while Louisiana Sea Grant and the Institute provide the outreach to put that research to work for elected officials, decisions makers and the public. This consortium provides the mechanism to create a powerful synergy and increase all of our abilities to problem solve around this important issue.

The effort builds on ongoing collaborative work between these institutions and provides an ideal framework for the exchange and transfer of information, knowledge and technology among the partners towards addressing the challenging problems associated with combined coastal and riverine flooding.