Author: Katherine Lund

Giant wiffle ball-shaped reefs aim to combat erosion of Long Island Sound shoreline

Stratford Point, CT. Photo Credit: Jennifer Mattei May 9, 2022 News Story: by Eduardo Cuevas Rockland/Westchester Journal News In the shadows of Playland Park, a stretch of shoreline has already receded, another product of climate change. Westchester County officials estimate up to 40 feet has been lost in the last decade with repeated storms battering […]

2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program Awards

CIRCA is pleased to announce our 2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program (MRGP) awards to the following four communities. These projects will be completed in spring 2023: Town of Fairfield: Benefit Cost Analysis for Climate Resilience Town-wide flood planning in Fairfield has identified coastal areas in need of Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) to implement resilience projects. […]

UConn Resilient Communities Earth Day Conference

April 22, 2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm  A Virtual Conference  REGISTER Communities of all sizes and locations are being challenged by the present realities of climate change. Please join the University of Connecticut’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL), the Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), and the Diversity Alliance for […]

Resilient Connecticut Expands Statewide

CIRCA has received State funds to expand Resilient Connecticut from southwest Connecticut to the entire State. “Resilient Connecticut 2.0” will include a statewide expansion of the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) followed by climate adaptation project development in the communities of the Hartford area and southeastern Connecticut. This planning effort will help develop the “resilience project […]

CIRCA Research Seed Grants Available for UConn Faculty

CIRCA is seeking applications for seed grants from UCONN faculty.  These awards are intended to support the development of competitive grant proposals that advance CIRCA’s mission.  Projects that address CIRCA priorities and complement existing capacity will be preferred.  The proposal resulting from the seed grant project should be submitted within one year of the CIRCA […]

CIRCA Announces Municipal Resilience Grant Availability

   2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program (MRGP) CIRCA is requesting grant proposals from municipal governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in partnership with municipalities, and councils of governments (COGs) for initiatives that advance two specific climate priorities for the state of Connecticut: 1) implementation of stormwater authorities, and 2) development of a resilience “project pipeline.” Applicants can […]

CIRCA Awarded $5 million in New Funding to Strengthen CT’s Climate Change Resilience

Article posted in UConn Today, November 16, 2021, by Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications Increased flood risk is not confined to coastal development. Inland towns and cities also faced increased flooding risks. (CIRCA). Connecticut is already feeling the effects of climate change, meaning that now is the time to take action and continue building resilience. The Connecticut Institute for Resilience […]

CIRCA Perspectives from COP26

UConn Professor of Marine Sciences and CIRCA’s Executive Director, Jim O’Donnell traveled across the Atlantic this week to attend the COP 26 conference, where leaders from around the globe are meeting in Glasgow, Scotland to confront the climate crisis. So in addition to resources and news articles we’re collecting about the conference, we are fortunate […]

DEEP and UConn CIRCA Partner to Develop Mapping Tool for Environmental Justice Communities

Project Will Provide Valuable Data to Better Inform Policies Seeking to Address Environmental Inequities (HARTFORD)—The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)and the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) are partnering on the development of an “Environmental Justice (EJ) MappingTool” to identify vulnerable populations that may be disproportionately impacted by programs, policies, or projects and […]