“THE RIVER MOVES FROM LAND TO LAND…

reminding us what native peoples have never forgotten: that you cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land.”
– Lynn Noel, Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers

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Unlike other States, Louisiana is more than just a swatch of square miles, marked on a map by imaginary lines.

Our home is best understood as a dynamic meeting of land and water, defined more by its constantly changing coastline than by any arbitrary borders. From the marshy merger of sea and shore comes 70% of the nation’s harvest of oysters and other seafood. The Mississippi River, which formed much of Louisiana, is the spine of commerce connecting us with America between the Rockies and the Appalachians. Water from the Mississippi is pumped into the industries that line its banks for manufacturing of products that, in turn, are shipped out over the same river waters to markets around the world.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and its real estate development firm, Commercial Properties Realty Trust, have already started building The Water Campus facilities.

More than $50 million has been committed by partners, including the State of Louisiana, for developing the first phase of what will be an international destination for leading minds in science, engineering and other specialties. Ultimately, The Water Campus will attract thousands of people, all working together in an effort to understand and better manage the complex relationship between water, land, and people around the world – beginning here at home in Louisiana

 
 

LSU CENTER FOR RIVER STUDIES

LSU Center for River Studies is located on the Baton Rouge Water Campus near the banks of the Mississippi River. It houses one of the world’s largest movable bed physical models - the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model. Tours are available for groups only at this time.

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With dedicated support from all levels of government, private sector and institutional organizations, The Water Campus is guided by strong and experienced leadership. The project is spearheaded by The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Commercial Properties Realty Trust which has extensive development, redevelopment and project management experience.

“THE RIVER MOVES FROM LAND TO LAND…

reminding us what native peoples have never forgotten: that you cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land.”
– Lynn Noel, Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers

Unlike other States, Louisiana is more than just a swatch of square miles, marked on a map by imaginary lines.

Our home is best understood as a dynamic meeting of land and water, defined more by its constantly changing coastline than by any arbitrary borders. From the marshy merger of sea and shore comes 70% of the nation’s harvest of oysters and other seafood. The Mississippi River, which formed much of Louisiana, is the spine of commerce connecting us with America between the Rockies and the Appalachians. Water from the Mississippi is pumped into the industries that line its banks for manufacturing of products that, in turn, are shipped out over the same river waters to markets around the world.

Unlike other States, Louisiana is more than just a swatch of square miles, marked on a map by imaginary lines.

Our home is best understood as a dynamic meeting of land and water, defined more by its constantly changing coastline than by any arbitrary borders. From the marshy merger of sea and shore comes 70% of the nation’s harvest of oysters and other seafood. The Mississippi River, which formed much of Louisiana, is the spine of commerce connecting us with America between the Rockies and the Appalachians. Water from the Mississippi is pumped into the industries that line its banks for manufacturing of products that, in turn, are shipped out over the same river waters to markets around the world.

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The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and its real estate development firm, Commercial Properties Realty Trust, have already started building The Water Campus facilities.

More than $50 million has been committed by partners, including the State of Louisiana, for developing the first phase of what will be an international destination for leading minds in science, engineering and other specialties. Ultimately, The Water Campus will attract thousands of people, all working together in an effort to understand and better manage the complex relationship between water, land, and people around the world – beginning here at home in Louisiana

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LSU CENTER FOR RIVER STUDIES

LSU Center for River Studies is located on the Baton Rouge Water Campus near the banks of the Mississippi River. It houses one of the world’s largest movable bed physical models - the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model. Tours are available for groups only at this time.

REQUEST A TOUR

With dedicated support from all levels of government, private sector and institutional organizations, The Water Campus is guided by strong and experienced leadership. The project is spearheaded by The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Commercial Properties Realty Trust which has extensive development, redevelopment and project management experience.