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CIRCA Receives Awards in 2022

2022 was an exciting year for several CIRCA projects.  Most recently, our Institute’s Norwalk heat study made the CT Mirror’s “BEST OF 2022” stories for the article, How heat affects health: An overlooked outcome of climate change.  Additionally, we were honored to receive two awards: Each year the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association […]

UConn Attends COP 27 Meetings in Egypt: Reflections from Jim O’Donnell

Norway and Palau founded this “High Level Panel on the Sustainable Ocean Economy” in 2018.  It includes a group of heads of states and 15 countries. John Kerry introduced speakers and the moderator, Eliza Northrup, Secretariat to the Ocean Panel. Panel members in the photo include senior officials of the governments of member nations: Espen […]

CIRCA Highlighted on Untold: A CT Mirror Podcast

Listen here: Untold Podcast Episode Untold: In the climate crisis, who’s really feeling the heat? The planet’s getting warmer, but we’re not all feeling the effects in the same way. In a recent episode of Untold, Harriet Jones goes inside Resilient Connecticut, one of the state’s biggest climate adaptation efforts, to find out how our towns […]

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

Webinar: September 27, 12-1:00 p.m. 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 the summer season comes to a close, CIRCA hosted this webinar for participants to learn about: CIRCA’s heat sensor summer […]

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. […]