CRCLecture Series - LSU Center for River Studies

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Join us for our next CRCLecture in Baton Rouge!

Our speaker this month is Clint Willson, the Mike N. Dooley, PE Professor in the LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of the LSU Center for River Studies. Clint has been at LSU for over 24 years, teaching and conducting research in the areas of environmental, water resources and coastal engineering. He is on the executive committees for several LSU centers and institutes, is principal investigator or co-principal investigator on about $4.5 million per year of state and federal research projects, and is the 2022-23 Erich and Lea Sternberg Honors Professor in the LSU Roger Hatfield Ogden Honors College. He will be speaking about the past, current and future conditions of the Mississippi River.

Understanding how the Mississippi River “works” and what that means for navigation, flood risk reduction and restoration efforts means thinking about the different parts of the watershed in terms of what they contribute and how they are used. The talk will touch on how the watershed formed and built the Mississippi River Delta Plain, what efforts have gone into our attempts to manage the river for navigation and flood control, and what the future may hold.

The event will also include an opportunity to view the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model, a movable bed hydraulic model of the lower approximately 190 miles of the Mississippi River.

The lecture, the second in our series, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the LSU Center for River Studies, 100 Terrace Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

The event will include light snacks and refreshments and will conclude with a tour of the river model. Capacity will be limited to about 50 people. 

CRCLectures is a bmonthly series hosted by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. The lectures are free.

December 13th, 2022 from  5:00 PM to  6:30 PM
100 Terrace Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
East Baton Rouge
United States