New hub for water research opens in Baton Rouge

December 29, 2017 by  

The Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions was recently opened in the Baton Rouge Water Campus and will serve as a center for water research on the coast of Louisiana.

The building is 34,000 square feet in size and is just south of downtown by the old Municipal Dock on the Mississippi River.

There will be a small laboratory available for engineering firms, research groups, and others to rent and office space on the first floor, while on the second floor, there will be the Water Institute of the Gulf research organization, which is a non-profit. The third floor will have space for conferences, private events, or academic conventions.

The cost of the building came in at $2m, mostly covered by the state. The Baton Rouge Area Chamber made a donation of $10 million. President and CEO of the Chamber, John Davies, said the center will enable the state to be at the forefront of innovations in coastal protection.

Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, said that the new facility will enable a rebirth of the dock and serve to revive the downtown area, and attract new businesses and residential communities.

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