Subsidence Induced Collapse of the Mississippi Delta System

Sherwood M. Gagliano, Ph.D., 1260 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802: sgagliano@coastalenv.com, Karen M. Wicker, Ph.D., 1260 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802: kwicker@coastalenv.com The Mississippi River drives one of the largest and most biologically productive ecosystems of North America. The delta ecosystem is an important platform for human activity. …

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Methods for Identification of Potential Future Threats to Louisiana’s Groundwater Supplies

Pierre Sargent, U.S. Geological Survey, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Baton Rouge Office, Suite 120, 3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70816: psargent@usgs.gov and Angela L. Collier, U.S. Geological Survey, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Baton Rouge Office, Suite 120, 3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA …

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Regional Water Resources: Adaptive Approaches to Policy and Management Of Groundwater, Surface Water and Response to Flood/Drought Cycles

Gary M. Hanson, Hydrologist in Residence, Director, Red River Watershed Management Institute, Louisiana State University Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA, 71115, hansongm@att.net As humans we have learned to control, to a degree, and make beneficial use of water in the built environment. In doing so, we have stressed natural …

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Ethics for Geoscientists Engineers

William H. Schramm, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, 602 N 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4312, billschramm@la.gov Professional ethics incorporates and expands on societal rules for a well-defined group of specialized, highly trained and educated persons in a specific career field. The ethics for professionals are particularly developed to address …

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The Licensing of Geoscientists in Louisiana

John E. Johnston III, Chairman, Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists, 9643 Brookline Ave., Ste. 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, hammer@lsu.edu Extended Abstract The Louisiana Legislature passed Act 974, the “Louisiana Professional Geoscience Practice Act” during the 2010 session. This legislation established the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists, which has since …

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Securing Texas’ Water Supply for a Drought Proof Future – The Regional Water Supply Planning Process in Texas

Bech Bruun, Chairman, Texas Water Development Board, 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 bech.bruun@twdb.texas.gov; and Michael V. Reedy, Principal and Vice President, Freese and Nichols, Inc.10497 Town and Country Way, Suite 600,Houston, Texas 77024 mvr@freese.com In response to the drought of the 1950s, and in recognition of the need …

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