Water management surpassed oil and gas as the leading job industry in southeast Louisiana in 2015, according to a new analysis released by the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. Now the largest industry in southeast Louisiana, water management accounts for nearly 32,000 jobs as of 2015, more than the maritime, hospitality and oil and gas industries, the report says. In the past five years, 9,400 new jobs have been created in the water management sector. Read more