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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 | 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 […]

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 […]

Past Recipients

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce the results of past round of grants under its Matching Funds Program. Collectively these projects will work to advance the mission of the Institute, increasing resiliency in Connecticut towns and cities to the threats of climate change. In total, CIRCA will provide […]

CIRCA Announcement in UConn Today

The creation of an Institute for Community Resiliency and Climate Adaptation was announced today at UConn’s Avery Point Campus in Groton. The Institute is a collaboration between the University, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). READ MORE