Community Engagement

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation is committed to working directly with communities along Connecticut’s coast and inland waterways to enhance the resilience of the natural and human environment. Outreach to municipalities, state agencies, non-profits, and other stakeholders in climate adaptation and resilience is led by the Institute’s Director of Community Engagement, Dr. Rebecca French in partnership with the CIRCA Executive Director, Jim O’Donnell and CIRCA’s Program Manager, Jessica LeClair as well as UConn faculty and staff affiliated with the Institute.

We Want to Hear from You

CIRCA’s research projects and funding programs are aimed at addressing the needs of communities in Connecticut when it comes to climate adaptation. To accomplish this goal, the Institute’s staff regularly speaks at state conferences and municipal meetings as well as inviting stakeholders to our offices at Avery Point in Groton, CT. If you would like to speak with the staff of CIRCA or invite us to an event that your organization is hosting, please contact us at circa@uconn.edu or call 860-405-9228.

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In order to provide communities with the latest news, reports, tools, and funding opportunities, CIRCA delivers the biweekly newsletter, the Resilience Roundup, directly to your email inbox.

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