Haunted by memories of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, an alumni couple with deep ties to Tulane and New Orleans has made a $2 million gift to the university that aims to pack a one-two punch against climate change and coastal erosion. David and Jane Flowerree have established two professorships... more
Though delayed due to COVID-19, the next group of students who completed the River Science and Engineering Graduate Certificate gathered to receive their certificates by Zoom, and joined students and faculty from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA, Vicksburg, MS, Louisville, KY and St. Paul, MN. The... more
Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering (SSE) has received a $2 million gift to establish and endow the Charlotte Beyer Hubbell Chair in River-Coastal Science and Engineering. Hubbell has also contributed $1 million to create the River-Coastal Science and Engineering Excellence Fund.... more
In response to an unprecedented four openings of the Bonnet Carré Spillway in the last five years and with the possibility of more climate-driven river floods, a new Tulane University study has demonstrated the efficacy of upper river diversions as a means to improve river management and reduce the... more
Two years ago, the School of Science and Engineering initiated a new department, the Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering. As the department’s first educational mission, the department stood up an accredited graduate certificate program in River Science and Engineering, which... more
Located on the eastbank of the Mississippi River just north of the Crescent City Connection, the Tulane River and Coastal Center, left, managed by the ByWater Institute, is home to active research laboratories, staging areas for field operations and other efforts that support coastal resilience and... more
On April 20, Tulane faculty members from the Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering and senior university administrators met with Mississippi River Commission representatives and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) senior leaders to celebrate the university’s longtime partnership with... more
Although river diversions that bring land building sediment to shrinking coastlands are the best solution to sustaining portions of the Mississippi Delta, a new Tulane University study concludes that the rate of land building will likely be dwarfed by the rate of wetland loss.
The study, published... more
The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has created a first-of-its-kind academic department dedicated to research and education in river-coastal issues.
“Improving our understanding of river-coastal systems is vital today in order to find protection and restoration solutions to the... more
Many studies say capturing Mississippi River sand through diversions is key to rebuilding Louisiana’s vanishing coast. But a new study in the open-access journal Earth Surface Dynamics of an old levee breach, or crevasse, along Bayou Lafourche indicates that mud, the most plentiful sediment type... more