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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Resilience Financing Options in Connecticut – CIRCA Releases Fact Sheet

Resilience Financing Options in Connecticut – CIRCA Releases Fact Sheet By Rebecca French,1 Wayne Cobleigh,2 Jessica LeClair,1 and Yi Shi3 1 Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation 2 GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. 3 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Becoming resilient to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather in Connecticut has a […]

Current Policies on Sea Level Rise in Connecticut

By Rebecca French, Director of Community Engagement CIRCA and Maya Thompson CIRCA 2015-2016 Undergraduate Intern CIRCA is often asked, “What number should I be using for sea level rise for planning in my town?” There are many sea level rise planning tools available that are appropriate for education and awareness-raising and first-pass planning, but there also […]

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 […]

Municipal Resilience Grant Program Awarded Projects

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce the results of the past round of grants under its Municipal Resilience Grant Program. The municipalities of Milford, New Haven, and Waterford and the Northwest Hills and Western Connecticut Council of Governments have been awarded funds to pursue projects that will not only […]