Press Releases

Gov. Edwards announces $163m for 15 state projects to reduce flood risk

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $163 million in federal funding for 15 state projects and programs designed to reduce flood risk for communities t...

Reminder: Round 1 Full Applications Due March 12

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will accept full applications for the Watershed Projects Grant Program: Local and Regional – Round 1 until March 12...

Regions Submit Guidance on Watershed Management; Outreach Begins

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s eight regional steering committees have submitted provisional recommendations to guide long-term regional watersh...

State Invests $15M to Enhance River and Rain Gauge Network

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, signed a six-year, $15 million cooperative endeavor...

Round 1 Full Application Deadline Extended to Feb. 26, LWI Will Host Webinar Dec. 3

Due to ongoing recovery efforts in response to an active hurricane season, the Louisiana Watershed Initiative extended the full application deadline f...

Council on Watershed Management Meets Virtually Nov. 19

The Council on Watershed Management meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public. Register to attend here...

Register for Oct. 14 Regional Watershed Management Webinar

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is hosting a regional watershed management webinar 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, to explore nationwide approaches to r...

State to Begin Funding Flood Mitigation Priorities with $1.2 Billion Line of Credit

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development signed a grant agreement with the state today, establishing a $1.2 billion line of credit in Comm...

Council on Watershed Management to Resume Virtual Meeting Aug. 4

The July 30 Council on Watershed Management meeting will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public. Regist...

Council on Watershed Management Meeting to Resume Next Week

The Council on Watershed Management meeting this afternoon ended early due to unforeseen circumstances. The council will send out a notice with the da...

Council on Watershed Management to Meet Virtually July 30

The Council on Watershed Management will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, via Zoom video conference. The meeting is open to the public and can be acc...

LWI Hosts Spring Webinar May 28

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is hosting a webinar 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, to provide updates on the program. The webinar will address the Ro...