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Dr. Chip Groat, Water Institute of the Gulf (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-08-25

Duration: 00:28:55

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Groat, Charles G. | The Water Institute of the Gulf | COASTAL RESTORATION | Environment | Scientific research | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast


  • Groat, Chip Speaker


A speech by Dr. Chip Groat before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 25, 2014. Groat is the president and CEO of the Water Institute of the Gulf. He discusses: the work of the institute since its creation in 2011; the importance of practical research; their focus on coastal studies and assisting the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA); exploring how the Institute can become an economic driver in the Gulf and internationally; their partnerships with private industry and academia; the diversion and delta building process; the Coastal Restoration Master Plan; the building of a law and policy consortium; and the creation of the water campus.