THE US INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR PROVIDES THE MOST COMPELLING WINDOW ON THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY, ONE WHICH PRESENTS THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY IN THE HIGHEST RELIEF.
This singular transect strings together many of the most pressing societal, economic, urban and environmental topics of our time. A project spanning the entire continent, Ten Across (10X) engages this region as a living laboratory for resilience and innovation.
The varied geography of the 10Xstudy area will be especially impacted by climate change, as clearly evidenced through the issue of water. Drought conditions are becoming the new normal in the Southwest. Coastal degradation and inundation are already hallmarks of the Gulf region.
Balanced between these two extreme conditions, the 10X Water Summit will explore not only the complexities of water—whether too much or too little—but the greater questions of our capacity to respond to matters of such great magnitude.
2018 venue: The water campus
Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions
The 2018 10X Water Summit was held at the Water Campus near downtown Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River. Rising on 35 acres, the Campus is a place for science organizations, university researchers, private businesses and government agencies to collaborate on global water issues.
The centerpiece is the Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions, an iconic facility overlooking the mighty Mississippi that is headquarters to The Water Institute of the Gulf and topped off with a state-of-the-art conference center.
The Campus is also home to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the LSU Center for River Studies, which includes a 10,000-square-foot, interactive physical model of the lower Mississippi River