$9M to Louisiana State Univ. to help Army ready for flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. military has awarded Louisiana State University $9.3 million to help the military prepare to deal with climate-related problems such as flooding and rising seas.

The university said in a news release that the money will be given out over the next four years and is part of a collaboration between LSU, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory and the University of Delaware.

The military has bases and other pieces of infrastructure in flood hazard zones.

LSU will use computer modeling techniques and engineering to help the military improve the resilience of its military facilities now and in the future.

Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Related Categories:

Education News | National News

Tags:

army | flooding | LSU

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up