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Resilient Connecticut Summit – November 12, 2019

Save the Date! RESILIENT CONNECTICUT CLIMATE ADAPTATION SUMMIT Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Located at Fairfield University Barone Campus Center, Oak Room 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT REGISTER AGENDA   Please join CIRCA for the first annual Resilient Connecticut Summit.  Commissioner Katie Dykes from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental […]

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 […]

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 […]