resilience

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 […]

New Positions to Support CT Resilience Planning

The application period for the following job postings closed on September 17, 2018. CIRCA is still seeking applicants for three of four new positions to support development of the Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan (C3RP).  The planning process will involve extensive public input and coordination with state agencies, regional Councils of Governments, and municipalities.  Along […]

CIRCA Receives Award for CT Coastal Resilience Planning

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) recently announced a contract awarding just over $8 million to UConn from the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) for administration of a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDR).  UConn submitted […]

Governor Malloy Bill Signing Ceremony For Legislation Concerning Climate Change & CT’s Energy Future

CIRCA’s Executive Director, Dr. James O’Donnell went to the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to speak about CIRCA’s Sea Level Rise in Connecticut report and witness Governor Malloy sign Public Act No. 18-82, “An Act Concerning Climate Change Planning and Resiliency” and Public Act 18-50, “An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future.” Click […]

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, […]

Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law | May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm UConn School of Law Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall 45 Elizabeth St. Hartford, CT 06105 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED View the AGENDA for more information SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Sea Level Rise Projections for the State of Connecticut Floodplain Building Elevation Standards Height Restrictions on Elevated Buildings Oceanfront State Coastal Management […]

NEW Call for Research Proposals

Up to $200,000 is available! The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce a new call for Research Proposals. Up to $200,000 is available for research proposals that address resilience of Connecticut’s communities through a two-phase proposal process. While projects involving multiple investigators are encouraged, the principal investigator must be […]

CIRCA Municipal and Research Project Forum

CIRCA’s Municipal and Research Project Forum was CANCELLED due to storm and in consideration of people traveling longer distances across Connecticut.  We’ll likely be rescheduling this event in May or June and will be back in touch with more information.  Thank you. Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation Municipal and Research Project Forum Friday, […]

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 […]

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 […]