ROR Annual Meeting THIS Friday
Justin Ehrenwerth, the new President and CEO of the Water Institute of the Gulf and the former executive director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will be the keynote speaker at the regional coastal advocacy group Restore or Retreat's annual meeting on
Friday, May 26 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.
Ehrenwerth took the helm as President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf in early 2017
, and will
address where the Institute is and where it wants to be in regards to working with NGOs, industry, and universities now into the future.
Founded in 2011, the Institute is a not-for-profit, independent research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of coastal, deltaic, river and water resource systems, both within the Gulf Coast and around the world. The Institute works to foster the practical application of innovative science and engineering, providing cutting-edge solutions to complex environmental problems for the betterment of society.
"I'm very excited for the opportunity to talk with many current partners who will be attending the Restore or Retreat annual meeting as well as the chance to meet new potential collaborators," said Ehrenwerth. "The issues facing coastal Louisiana, and coastal communities around the world, are daunting. We can only meet those challenges by bringing together the extensive scientific and local knowledge we have here in Louisiana and finding new ways of working together toward a common goal."
The meeting is open to the public, and will be held at Nicholls State University's Bollinger Student Union in the Cotillion Ballroom in Thibodaux. Registration and lunch begins at 11:30am, and the program will begin at noon.
Reservations are $30 in advance, and both tickets and table sponsorships are available by calling at 985-448-4485 or
click here to register online