Municipal

New Planning and Visualization Tools for Sea Level Rise

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series New Planning and Visualization Tools for Sea Level Rise Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Sea level rise has multiple impacts on the Connecticut shoreline, including increased erosion rates, frequency of flooding, and coastal inundation.  Recent research and planning tools generated from a “Municipal Resilience Planning Assistance Project” […]

Regional Resilience Planning for Protection of Public Drinking Water Webinar

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series Regional Resilience Planning for Protection of Public Drinking Water Friday, June 28, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 am UConn researchers worked with the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) and the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) to integrate climate change information into water planning processes for the region.  With changing precipitation patterns, sea […]

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 […]

Sea Level Rise Projections for the State of Connecticut

SEA LEVEL RISE | FINAL REPORT & PUBLIC MEETING The final report, Sea Level Rise in Connecticut, authored by CIRCA Executive Director and Professor of Marine Sciences, James O’Donnell was released in October 2018 and incorporated comments from a draft report release in 2017.  An Executive Summary of the final report is shown below along with public […]

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 […]

Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Training

Update May 10, 2017: The training is currently full and registration is now closed.  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Check-in at 8:30 AM 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided) See agenda below Location: Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut Save the […]

CIRCA Municipal and Research Project Forum

CIRCA’s Municipal and Research Project Forum was CANCELLED due to storm and in consideration of people traveling longer distances across Connecticut.  We’ll likely be rescheduling this event in May or June and will be back in touch with more information.  Thank you. Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation Municipal and Research Project Forum Friday, […]

CIRCA Awards Matching Funds Grant to Purchase Reef Balls to Build Connecticut’s Largest Living Shoreline

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) provided a $91,000 grant to Professor Jennifer Mattei at Sacred Heart University to fund the purchase of most of the 273 reef balls needed to protect an additional 750 feet of shoreline at Stratford Point in Stratford, CT. The CIRCA grant represents a 25% match for […]

Branford Connecticut’s Coastal Resilience Plan

Author – Rafeed Hussain, CIRCA Summer 2016 Undergraduate Student Intern. Rafeed is an environmental science major at the University of Connecticut. He will graduate in fall 2016. He is from Niantic, Connecticut. Branford Connecticut’s Coastal Resilience Plan The world is changing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that by the turn of the century […]

Old Saybrook Committee Recommends Adapting, Mitigating, and Retreating When It Comes to Addressing the Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

By Maya Thompson, 2015-2016 CIRCA Undergraduate Intern In May 2014, the Old Saybrook Board of Selectmen established the Town’s Sea Level Rise and Climate Adaptation Committee (SLRCAC). It was comprised of residents concerned about the growing impacts of sea level rise. The Committee, which met bi-weekly for 18 months, formally issued its Report of Findings to the […]