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CT Summer Heat Wave Webinar: learning from heat sensor research and implications for future climate extremes

Webinar: September 27, 12-1:00 p.m. REGISTER Heat waves that Connecticut residents experienced this summer are expected to become more frequent and severe, which can be dangerous to human health and require additional understanding and planning. As our summer season comes to a close, join this webinar to learn about: CIRCA’s heat sensor summer research project, […]

June Webinar – Designing Seven Projects for Municipal Resilience

June 22, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   REGISTER The Resilient Connecticut project focuses on regional climate planning through research and engagement to inform municipal-to-regional scale pilot projects. Phase III of Resilient Connecticut will develop seven site specific projects that build on regional assessments of extreme heat and flood vulnerabilities and the resulting 63 “Resilience Opportunity […]

CIRCA Awards Two Research Seed Grants

CIRCA is pleased to announce two new climate research seed grants to the following UConn faculty. These awards are intended to support the development of competitive grant proposals while advancing CIRCA’s mission. Since seed grant projects will be completed in 12 months, results are expected at the end of spring 2023. Ensemble Backcasting of Wave […]

Giant wiffle ball-shaped reefs aim to combat erosion of Long Island Sound shoreline

Stratford Point, CT. Photo Credit: Jennifer Mattei May 9, 2022 News Story: by Eduardo Cuevas Rockland/Westchester Journal News In the shadows of Playland Park, a stretch of shoreline has already receded, another product of climate change. Westchester County officials estimate up to 40 feet has been lost in the last decade with repeated storms battering […]

2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program Awards

CIRCA is pleased to announce our 2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program (MRGP) awards to the following five communities. These projects will be completed in spring 2023: Town of Fairfield: Benefit Cost Analysis for Climate Resilience Town-wide flood planning in Fairfield has identified coastal areas in need of Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) to implement resilience projects. […]

UConn Resilient Communities Earth Day Conference

April 22, 2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm  A Virtual Conference  REGISTER Communities of all sizes and locations are being challenged by the present realities of climate change. Please join the University of Connecticut’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL), the Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), and the Diversity Alliance for […]

Resilient Connecticut Expands Statewide

CIRCA has received State funds to expand Resilient Connecticut from southwest Connecticut to the entire State. “Resilient Connecticut 2.0” will include a statewide expansion of the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) followed by climate adaptation project development in the communities of the Hartford area and southeastern Connecticut. This planning effort will help develop the “resilience project […]

CIRCA Announces Municipal Resilience Grant Availability

   2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program (MRGP) CIRCA is requesting grant proposals from municipal governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in partnership with municipalities, and councils of governments (COGs) for initiatives that advance two specific climate priorities for the state of Connecticut: 1) implementation of stormwater authorities, and 2) development of a resilience “project pipeline.” Applicants can […]

CIRCA Awarded $5 million in New Funding to Strengthen CT’s Climate Change Resilience

Article posted in UConn Today, November 16, 2021, by Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications Increased flood risk is not confined to coastal development. Inland towns and cities also faced increased flooding risks. (CIRCA). Connecticut is already feeling the effects of climate change, meaning that now is the time to take action and continue building resilience. The Connecticut Institute for Resilience […]