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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...

Dale Morris, former senior economist with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, joins The Water Institute of the Gulf

May 1, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 1, 2018) – Following decades working at the intersection of water management, science, and policy, former Embassy of the Kingdom...

The Water Institute of the Gulf welcomes two new board members

Apr 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 3, 2018) – The Water Institute of the Gulf is honored to welcome two exceptional new members to the board of directors ...

Greater New Orleans Foundation announces initial funding for The Water Institute of the Gulf to develop Resilience Lab

Mar 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 13, 2018) – For generations, Louisiana has faced strong storms and an ever changing coastline which have periodically disrupte...

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A tiny sea worm could be a gateway for human exposure to neurotoxin

Jul 12, 2018

Humans could consume a neurotoxin produced by algae through a food chain of creatures that begins with a tiny sea worm, according to a study published...

New Orleans: Ready Or Not? The Storms Will Come

Jul 12, 2018

Improvements to the federal hurricane protection system mean New Orleans is better prepared for storms than ever before. But just outside the levees, ...

Rising Risks: Baton Rouge emerges from devastating floods to lead the battle against rising water

Jun 29, 2018

Water from a stalled storm system caused nearly $4 billion in residential property damage alone in the Baton Rouge area, according to Louisiana Econom...

Why We Need Seagrass

Jun 25, 2018

Seagrass meadows are not only vital habitats for a variety of marine life, they are also a vital link between land and sea, improving water quality an...

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