Author: Lauren Yaworsky

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 […]

Extended Deadline for 3 New Positions to Support CT Resilience Planning

NEW Application Deadline – 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 with its current staff, CIRCA is […]

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 […]

Governor Malloy Bill Signing Ceremony For Legislation Concerning Climate Change & CT’s Energy Future

CIRCA’s Executive Director, Dr. James O’Donnell went to the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to speak about CIRCA’s Sea Level Rise in Connecticut report and witness Governor Malloy sign Public Act No. 18-82, “An Act Concerning Climate Change Planning and Resiliency” and Public Act 18-50, “An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future.” Click […]

Products available – Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law | May 11, 2018

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, […]

Sea Level Rise Projections for the State of Connecticut | Draft Report Released

DRAFT REPORT | SEA LEVEL RISE IN CONNECTICUT The Draft Report, Sea Level Rise in Connecticut, authored by CIRCA Executive Director and Professor of Marine Sciences, James O’Donnell was released as of March 27, 2018. This full technical report informed the Executive Summary and the science presentation contained in the Draft Report presented to the public […]

Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law | May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm UConn School of Law Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall 45 Elizabeth St. Hartford, CT 06105 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED View the AGENDA for more information SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Sea Level Rise Projections for the State of Connecticut Floodplain Building Elevation Standards Height Restrictions on Elevated Buildings Oceanfront State Coastal Management […]

April 6 Workshop: Implementing a Drinking Water Resilience Plan for Connecticut

UConn Avery Point Groton, Connecticut April 6, 2018 9 am-3:30 pm On Friday April 6, 2018 CIRCA conducted a workshop for the Dept. of Public Health Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Plan at the UConn Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT. Workshop attendees received training on identifying vulnerabilities to flooding, extreme weather and drought […]