Conferences, Symposiums, and Workshops

11th Annual Louisiana Groundwater, Surface Water, and Water Resources Symposium.

The Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) is federally mandated to perform a statewide function of promoting research, education and services in water resources. To support these activities, the federal government provides annual funding for research grants and to administer the grant program. The Institute also receives state funding, partially as a match for the federal funding. The Institute also engages in contract research independent of the federal program.

Specifically, the purpose of the Institute is to:

  • Plan, facilitate and conduct research to aid in the resolution of State and regional water problems.
  • Promote technology transfer and the dissemination and application of research results.
  • Provide for the training of scientists and engineers through their participation in research.
  • Provide for competitive grants to be awarded under the Water Resources Research Act.

The Institute is a multidisciplinary center for addressing water issues in the state, drawing on faculty from multiple departments and Universities. In this regard, the Institute serves as a resource for state officials who want unbiased, scientifically defensible information on how to address the State’s water problems.

The symposium is co-hosted by the Louisiana Geological Survey and co-sponsored by CK & Associates.


Louisiana Coastal Geology Framework Symposium, 2017

2017 La Coastal Geologic SymposiumThe symposium discusses a wide-range of coastal Louisiana's geological framework, featuring some new interpretations.

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, LSU

Energy, Coast, and Environment Bldg.

Featured speakers: Nancye Dawers, Woody Gagliano, Jeff Hanor, John Johnston III, Rick McCulloh, Elizabeth McDade, Chris McLindon.

Co-sponsors: New Orleans Geological Society, Baton Rouge Geological Society, Lafayette Geological Society, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Economic Paleontologists & Mineralogists, LSU Center for Energy Studies, LSU Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, and LSU Dept. Oceanography and Coastal Sciences.

Please download the flyer (click on the image to the left) and distribute to your colleagues.

For more information or to submit abstracts or posters, please contact symposium chairman John Johnston III at

Abstracts are due by July 15, 2017. You must RSVP by July 24 to John Johnston III at in order to attend.

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