BATON ROUGE – The free Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program, or LRAP, run by the LSU College of Art & Design’s Coastal Sustainability Studio, or CSS, has launched a website, www.resiliency.lsu.edu, which provides village, town, city and parish governments with a profusion of informational resources, access to professional experts, a platform for networking between jurisdictions and a webinar and workshop series, “Planning for a Resilient Future.”
The purpose of the new website is to serve as a tool to help Louisiana municipalities prepare for an uncertain future in the dynamic coastal environment.
Louisiana communities face serious vulnerabilities related to natural disasters and climate change: sea level rise land subsidence, changes in rainfall patterns, wetlands loss, storm surge and increased storm strength, to name but a few. Most of these communities, however, do not have access to the resources or expertise needed to adequately address these serious issues. The new LRAP website fills this gap.