Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 26, 2014

River Diversions And The Fate Of Louisiana’s Coast
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. Aug. 26, 2014.
“A big part of Louisiana’s coastal Master Plan centers around something called “diversions…” (read more)

Conservation crucial to future of state economy
Editorial by The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, La.). Aug. 25, 2014.
“Fifty years ago, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve…” (read more)

Water Institute introduces Louisiana-based water, coastal expertise to global market
By Renita D. Young, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 25, 2014.
“There’s a market for Louisiana-based expertise when it comes to coastal systems…” (read more)

Institute looks to expand water research
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Aug. 26, 2014.
“In its first 2½ years of existence, The Water Institute of the Gulf…” (read more)

Water Campus lining up funding sources, director says
By Kelly Conelly, Baton Rouge Business Report. Aug. 25, 2014.
“The state’s premier water researchers are a step closer to moving into their new home…” (read more)

Swipe the photos and see Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery
By Ted Jackson, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 25, 2014.
“Through many years of covering hurricanes, I’ve learned that it’s important to “photograph the wind…” (read more)

Students immersed in coastal conversation
By Chris Leblanc, The Houma Courier. Aug. 25, 2014.
“Students attending South Louisiana Discovery Center’s Wetlands Youth Summit this weekend…” (read more)

Garden planned at Katrina levee breach site
By The Associated Press. Aug. 25, 2014.
“An empty lot in a New Orleans neighborhood still badly blighted after Hurricane Katrina…” (read more)