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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...

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How Baton Rouge is Aiming to Become the Hub of Coastal Restoration and Climate Change Solutions

Oct 30, 2017

You’ve probably heard the numbers: Louisiana’s coast loses about one football field of land an hour. Coastal erosion and climate change continue to be...

Does coastal erosion help or harm the Gulf's blue crabs?

Oct 20, 2017

Blue crab populations could see an initial boost as Louisiana wetlands break up and erode, according to an ongoing study by researchers with the Water...

Louisiana plans to restore the dying Maurepas Swamp with water diverted from the Mississippi

Sep 29, 2017

Louisiana’s coastal restoration agency has gotten about $14 million to engineer a system to reconnect the Mississippi River to the Maurepas Swamp, whi...

Coastal restoration industry to grow in Louisiana

Sep 26, 2017

Coastal advocates say Louisiana’s coastal master plan combined with the reparations from the BP oil spill will help expand the coastal restoration and...

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