When you need to figure out how to deal with water, go to the experts

Feb 1, 2021

Justin Ehrenwerth thinks a lot about where to put dirt. “The dirt is gold to us,” he said. “Do you put the dirt here versus here versus there?”

Ehrenwerth leads the Water Institute of the Gulf, a nonprofit research group based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And one of the reasons he cares so much about dirt is that Louisiana is losing a lot of it. Water is taking the state’s land because of overdevelopment, sea-level rise and extreme storms. “We’re losing a football field of land every 90 to 100 minutes,” Ehrenwerth said. “We have major challenges down here.” Read/listen to the story here.