Dr. Clint Willson - Director of the LSU Center for River Studies

Aug 31, 2017

Clint is the Mike N. Dooley, P.E. Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at LSU where, for the past 19 years, he has been teaching and conducting research primarily in water resources and environmental engineering. Clint obtained his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and then was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving for almost seven years, Clint enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Prior to coming to LSU, he spent two years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over the past several years, Clint has served as the Director of the Engineering Design and Innovation Program at the Water Institute of the Gulf, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Baton Rouge Branch and as the Chair of the Changing Course Technical Team. He is currently Director of the CPRA-funded LSU Center for River Studies, a new research and education facility that is located on the Baton Rouge Water Campus.

March 16 - Ecosystem Design: Approaches to Restoring More Resilient Deltaic Coasts

Mar 16, 2017

When La Salle reached the mouth of the Mississippi in 1682 and claimed for France all of the land drained by that river and its tributaries, naming it Louisiana, the Mississippi Delta was in full swing. A couple of centuries later however, we are dealing with the compromises inherent with change, population and industry that have limited the once natural building effect of the Mighty Mississippi. Still hope exists through ideas and projects that can or may harness some aspects of the Mississippi River as well as other waterways in the rebuilding of segments of our coast. ..