Dr. K and team helping to prepare for droughts and floods in Tennessee and Cumberland Basin
Dr. Kalyanapu and his research colleagues from UT Knoxville, University of Memphis, MTSU and UT Martin received funding from the USDA for their proposal “Increasing the Resilience of Agricultural Production in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins through More Efficient Water Resource Use”.
This is a 5-year, $4.9 million multi-university project. Dr. Kalyanapu is the PI for the TTU portion ($265,000) of the project focusing on compiling geospatial hydrologic database, developing hydraulic models for flood inundation models and applying them for evaluating climate change and land use change impacts on agricultural production in Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins. A news article can be found here.