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May 15, 2012 9:15 AM by AP

Water Institute hires UL Lafayette professor

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Water Institute of the Gulf has hired a civil engineering professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the new director of natural systems modeling and monitoring.

Ehab Meselhe, who has worked on coastal Louisiana and Florida Everglades issues, tells The Advocate he is working part time with the water institute as he finishes up projects at the university and with other current commitments. He will start full time with the water institute on Sept. 1.

The water institute is a nonprofit science group that helps coordinate research needs for coastal restoration and planning in Louisiana.

Meselhe will be the liaison for research being done at the university, government agency and private levels and the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

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