The Association of State Floodplain Managers launched this site as an interactive flood mitigation resource library to help property owners, particularly those in flood-prone areas, understand their flood risk and the most effective flood mitigation strategies for their particular property. At the heart of Reduce Flood Risk is a decision-making engine that guides property owners through a series of questions to help them understand their current flood risk and the specific steps they can take to better protect their home or business.
Climate Check (how will climate change affect your home?)
When buying a new place or selling your current home, it’s important to understand how climate change and environmental risks could impact your home or neighborhood. Redfin has partnered with two leading climate data organizations, First Street Foundation and ClimateCheck, to provide our users with comprehensive climate risk information for every zip code, neighborhood, city, and county in the contiguous U.S. Learn how these organizations developed their risk information (flood, drought, fire, storms, and heat risk) and how you can interpret the information help buy or sell your home.
Climate Change in Long Island Sound: A Long Island Sound Resource Guide, provides information on key climate change concepts, resources, and Long Island Sound indicators; a portal for links community case studies; examples of research and monitoring being conducted in Long Island Sound; and an educator’s toolbox for teaching about the impacts of the climate system on the Sound. The website also features a news feed and links to other climate resources.
Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) is the collaborative work of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) to share environmental and natural resource information with the general public. CT ECO’s mission is to encourage, support, and promote informed land use and development decisions in Connecticut by providing local, state and federal agencies, and the general public with convenient access to the most up-to-date and complete natural resource information available statewide.
The RAINE database offers a collection of vulnerability, resilience and adaptation reports and plans and webpages at the state, regional, and community level. RAINE provides quick maps to view organizations being tracked in RAINE, graphs, links to products or plans, and reports for each state, municipality, organization or water body of interest.
The US EPA Climate Change website archive provides information on why the climate is changing, how the climate is changing and what we can do about this change. Information on national climate indicators and resources are provided. This website is no longer being updated, but remains a strong resource for climate information.
The Adaptation Clearinghouse seeks to assist policymakers, resource managers, academics, and others who are working to help communities adapt to climate change. Content focal areas include the water, coastal, transportation, infrastructure and public health sectors, and adaptation planning, policies, laws, and governance. Resources that fall within these areas receive priority and are the most likely to be published in the Adaptation Clearinghouse. The Adaptation Clearinghouse is sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center.
Using plain language, the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit helps people face climate problems and find climate opportunities. The site offers a five-step resilience planning process, real-world case studies, a catalog of available tools, a visualization tool for the impacts of climate change, narratives describing climate change impacts across the nation, training course, maps for finding climate information, and a search engine for climate science from the federal government.
Connecticut Stakeholders Site Links
There are many active groups working on adaptation and resilience in Connecticut. Below are links to their websites:
- Governor’s Council on Climate Change
- Sustainable CT
- Connecticut Sea Grant
- Eversource Energy Center
- Center for Energy & Environmental Law
- Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
- Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering
- Resilient Bridgeport
- The Nature Conservancy – Connecticut Coastal Resilience
- Connecticut Fund for the Environment & Save the Sound
- Audubon Connecticut