The Legault government announced Thursday funding of more than $6.35 million to Laval University for the realization of seven research projects on the prevention of risks related to claims.
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The financial aid released, which will run until 2025, aims to develop a center of expertise in university research in the management of flood-related risks with new projects on coastal erosion and submersion.
“The seven projects supported are varied, ranging for example from the analysis of flood-related risks to the implementation of geoinformatics solutions, through the production of feedback,” said Minister of Public Security Geneviève Guilbault.
“I am delighted that the Ministry of Public Security recognizes the multidisciplinary expertise of Université Laval, by continuing the partnership established in 2019 and by financing the creation of new research projects”, mentioned Sophie D’Amours, rector of Laval University.
The projects focus, among other things, on “the process of producing a portrait of the risk associated with floods and anticipating them” and the “realization of feedback on floods that have caused claims on Quebec territory “, we clarified.