Water and Environmental Resources
The mission of the water and environmental section is to gain a better understanding of the hydrologic systems of Louisiana, particularly through increased knowledge of the properties of the state's aquifers. Besides research into Louisiana aquifers - especially how they interact with each other and with the state's rivers, lakes, and wetlands - research is also performed into water quality and how natural and man made pollutants are distributed and move within the aquifers, as well as interactions with surface water bodies. The results of this research into the state's hydrologic systems allows the LGS to provide effective technical assistance/support to various stakeholders of Louisiana water resources, thus aiding in Louisiana's management of this valuable resource.
Water and Environment Staff
Douglas Carlson, PhD
Associate Professor – Research