WATER INSTITUTE OF THE GULF

HELPING COMMUNITIES THOUGHTFULLY PREPARE FOR AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

aka The Water Institute of the Gulf   |   Baton Rouge, LA   |  thewaterinstitute.org

Mission

The Water Institute is an independent, non-profit, applied research institution advancing science and developing integrated methods to solve complex environmental and societal challenges. The Institute helps communities thoughtfully prepare for an uncertain future.

Ruling year info

2011

President & CEO

Justin Ehrenwerth

Main address

1110 River Road S. Suite 200

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 USA

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EIN

45-1066585

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (U05)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

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Our programs

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Natural Systems Modeling and Monitoring

The Water Institute develops and applies world-class integrated hydrologic, morphodynamic, and ecosystem numerical tools to understand short- and long-term dynamics of complex riverine, coastal, and deltaic systems. Through this interdisciplinary approach, the Water Institute strives to give decision-makers, community leaders, and community residents the information and support they need to make the hard choices to ensure their long-term sustainability.

Population(s) Served

The Water Institute’s geologists and oceanographers provide expertise in applied geosciences to support work such as state coastal restoration initiatives, barrier island nourishment projects, flood management projects, or in the selection of optimal placement of dredged materials for restoration, habitat creation, and community and infrastructure protection.

Population(s) Served

The Water Institute’s coastal ecologists work across a range of geographies and habitats to support both conservation initiatives and coastal restoration initiatives in the southeastern United States. The team works to provide ecosystem assessment and modeling, restoration management, data synthesis, and decision technical support to clients and partners. In doing so, the Water Institute coastal ecologists collaborate with professionals from across the Water Institute to integrate expertise in human dimensions and applied geosciences into their work.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

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WATER INSTITUTE OF THE GULF

Board of directors
as of 09/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin Reilly

Kevin Reilly

Lamar Advertising Co.

Thomas Sands

Dawson & Associates

Oliver Richard III

Will Shafroth

National Park Foundation

J. Gerald Jolly

KPMG

Earthea Nance

Texas Southern University

Gerry Galloway

University of Maryland

Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

University of California-Irvine

Vikki Spruill

New England Aquarium

William Merrell

Texas A&M-Galveston

Merritt Lane

Canal Barge

Chrity Brown

NOLA Holdings, LLC

Norma Jean Mattei

University of New Orleans

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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