The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), UConn School of Law’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL), and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) hosted an event entitled, Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the UConn School of Law in Hartford, CT.
This exciting forum combined science, policy, and planning at the state and local levels and highlighted work undertaken over the past two years by CT DEEP and UConn/CIRCA to address the resilience of vulnerable communities along Connecticut’s coast and inland waterways to the growing impacts of climate change. Important research is leading to the creation of products for assessing vulnerabilities and strategies to mitigate potential damage from climate change and storm impacts.
View the AGENDA or event website
Watch a recording of the Forum including a welcome by CT DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee announcing recent news of the Connecticut Legislature’s passage of, “An Act Concerning Climate Change Planning and Resiliency.” Harriet Tregoning, former HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Community Planning and Development, provided the keynote address entitled, “Connecticut’s Future in a Disaster-Prone World”.
Slides from each presenter, in order of appearance:
Posters presented, in alphabetical order, by organization:
Additional Forum Resources:
Sea Level Rise Projections for the State of Connecticut
Floodplain Building Elevation Standards
Height Restrictions on Elevated Buildings
Oceanfront State Coastal Management Programs
Statutory Adoption of Updated SLR Scenarios
This work is made possible through a Municipal Resilience Planning Assistance grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Housing CDBG-Disaster Recovery Program and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Grant products will be available in Dec. 2018.