Applied Research. Technical Support.

The Water Institute is a not-for-profit, independent applied research and technical services institution with a mission to help coastal and deltaic communities thoughtfully prepare for an uncertain future. Through an integrated and inter-disciplinary approach, our work helps to create more resilient communities, thriving economies, and a healthy environment.


Dedicated to the future of our coast

Ambassador James Joseph Chair of the Board

The Institute understands that to solve the complex challenges that our coastal communities will face into the future, we must bring an integrated approach that bridges traditional research activities and focuses our applied studies at the intersection of the environment, the economy, and the human dimension.

The Institute and partners with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme work in Fiji to provide information leaders can use to make better climate change adaptation decisions.

Partnership for Our Working Coast

The Partnership for Our Working Coast is an alliance of industry and environmental partners, led by The Water Institute of the Gulf, collaborating to contribute to the coastal resiliency of our community, the environment, and the working coast. THE C...

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Planning for ecosystem-based adaptation in the Pacific island countries

Pacific island countries and territories are highly vulnerable to climate change. In the next few decades, these countries will face increasing threat...

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Dutch researchers dig into New Orleans to study subsidence

Peter Vos, a Dutch geologist, finally hit the peaty part of the soil while boring into a vacant lot this week at North Dorgenois and Pauger streets in...

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