Author: Lauren Yaworsky

Resilient Connecticut Workshop: Developing A Planning Framework for New Haven and Fairfield Counties

Resilient Connecticut Workshop: Developing A Planning Framework for New Haven and Fairfield Counties Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:30 am – 3:30 pm UConn Stamford, Auditorium 1 University Place, Stamford, CT This is an invitation only event and will be followed by a public Resilient Connecticut Summit in Fall 2019 Invitations have been sent by email […]

Resilient Connecticut Webinar

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series Kickoff April 30, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm REGISTER HERE During this webinar, participants can learn and ask questions about: The latest climate projections for Connecticut sea level rise, temperature, and precipitation An overview of innovative resilient design strategies This new Resilient Connecticut project and opportunities to be involved moving forward. WEBINAR […]

Resilient Communities 2019 Grant

Wells Fargo and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF ) have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. For more information on their recently announced request for proposals, please visit the program website. This grant program focuses on helping communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea-level rise, sustain appropriate water quantity and quality and […]

NEW Green Infrastructure and Living Shorelines CIRCA Website

  CIRCA is excited to announce a new and improved design for the Green Infrastructure and Living Shorelines section of our website.  The website was redesigned in an effort to enhance the use and accessibility of CIRCA research products to practitioners. Website visitors will see a series of new links providing direct access to: An […]

CIRCA Hiring Postdoctoral Research Associate to Support CT Resilience Planning

APPLY HERE – direct link to UConn job posting CIRCA is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan.  The Post Doc will work with a CIRCA science team developing information and data for this four-year project that is building a resilience framework for the state.  With the […]

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Salt Marsh Restoration and Creation in Connecticut: Final Report

Tidal marshes reduce erosion and flooding impacts while providing high value ecosystem services to coastal areas. A high rate of tidal wetland loss and degradation has been documented in Connecticut, due to human impacts and climate change.  To address this issue, a multidisciplinary team of scientists from UConn, including representatives from the Department of Marine […]

Hartford’s Green Infrastructure Project

New Tools for Stormwater Management Hartford has been experiencing multiple challenges related to stormwater management.  With large quantities of impervious surface, high levels of clay, and a failing levee system that protects the Connecticut River from rising, the city’s ground cannot absorb stormwater, which exacerbates the amount of runoff and flooding.  After receiving a grant […]

UConn Joins Coalition of Universities Working Against Climate Change

September 12, 2018 – Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications UConn is joining 16 other leading North American research universities in the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, announced Tuesday by the Second Nature organization. UC3 aims to promote climate action and resilience by leveraging the strengths and skill sets of its member schools. As a nationally recognized leader among green […]

New Positions to Support CT Resilience Planning

The application period for the following job postings closed on September 17, 2018. CIRCA is still seeking applicants for three of four new positions to support development of the Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan (C3RP).  The planning process will involve extensive public input and coordination with state agencies, regional Councils of Governments, and municipalities.  Along […]

CIRCA Receives Award for CT Coastal Resilience Planning

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) recently announced a contract awarding just over $8 million to UConn from the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) for administration of a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDR).  UConn submitted […]