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Community Partnership Opportunity with Notre Dame

Friday, October 22, 2021

Andrew Kennedy, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Notre Dame spoke to the Village Council at a recent Council meeting about developing a proposal to the National Science Foundation regarding shoreline erosion. 

He explained that they are looking at erosion along Lake Michigan.  They would like to develop better risk measures for the future to help predict what is likely to happen and what might be the effects if various mitigation options are taken. 

They need community partners and would like to meet to identify concerns, model various scenarios to see what is likely to happen in the future and produce estimates of what might happen with different scenarios. They are choosing four or five communities along the lake in Indiana and Michigan to work with on this project.

They are not asking for any funding from the Village of Grand Beach with all funding coming from the National Science Foundation.  They will need a signed collaboration letter to the National Science Foundation from the Village.  

You can view Andrew Kennedy's PowerPoint presentation in the link below.