Author: Katherine Lund

September Webinar: Crafting Competitive Resilience Proposals for NCRF and Beyond

September 27, 12pm-1pm  Register Today!  CIRCA’s September webinar will feature NFWF’s National Coastal Resilience Fund‘s (NCRF) team of Field Liaisons, Throwe Environmental, who will describe how CT communities can take advantage of the NCRF and other funding sources.  From identifying funding opportunities to clicking “submit,” navigating the grant process can be challenging. In this webinar, participants will […]

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Outreach Webinar

CIRCA partnered with Connecticut’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) to host a July 20 webinar focusing on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Program. Since several grants fall under the HMA umbrella, CIRCA kicked off the webinar and described the importance of this program for implementing resilience projects. Opening remarks by Senator Chris […]

CIRCA Interview on NPR: How The Climate Crisis is Affecting Connecticut’s Future

After years of warning from scientists, the global climate crisis is impacting Americans across the country. This year, we’ve already seen unprecedented ice storms across Texas and one of the worst droughts in modern history in the west. But what kind of changes can we expect in Connecticut? Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean from NPR’s Disrupted, […]

Climate Change Vulnerability Index Webinar: Progress and New Results for Heat and Wind

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series March 23, 2021 10 – 11:00 am REGISTRATION Webinar Overview The Resilient Connecticut team will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23 to highlight new results for the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) mapping tool. The webinar will include a brief overview of the latest flood CCVI tool, with a specific […]

January 2021 Project Update

CIRCA Launches the Resilient Connecticut Collaborative The CIRCA team is excited for the launch of the Resilient Connecticut Collaborative (RCC). There are currently 19 committed members from 16 different regional and state-wide organizations. Members represent conservation, utility, real estate, historic resources, planning, agriculture, food, and environmental justice organizations. The first meeting, held in January, focused […]

Winter Workshops in Four COG Regions

The Resilient Connecticut team held workshops with four Council of Governments (COGs) in New Haven and Fairfield Counties. The workshops reviewed the preliminary Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) and Zones of Shared Risk (ZSR) findings. Participant input is helping ensure these products reflect climate risks in their communities. The workshop included two information sessions on […]

Connecticut Climate Fact Sheets Now Available

Planning for adaptation requires local information about expected changes in climate. Until recently, the spatial scale of climate projections did not allow for detailed regional analysis. With support from CT DEEP, CIRCA sponsored two recent state-level climate assessments to better inform local decision-making and are a new addition to the Institute’s climate planning tools. Don’t […]

September 2020 Project Updates

Zones of Shared Risk Map Dataset. “Zones of Shared Risk” are regions that face common challenges currently or expected as a result of climate change. These risks are shared among or between groups of people that may have different perspectives and priorities for coastal resilience. UConn Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Department’s Professor Peter Miniutti […]

Resilient Connecticut Summit – November 12, 2019

RESILIENT CONNECTICUT CLIMATE ADAPTATION SUMMIT Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Located at Fairfield University PROGRAM and EVENT MATERIALS   At CIRCA’s first annual Resilient Connecticut Summit, Commissioner Katie Dykes from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided a welcome and Shaun O’Rourke, Rhode Island Chief Resiliency Officer gave a keynote […]

Connecticut’s climate report: precipitation projections and a New Haven case study

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series Connecticut’s climate report: precipitation projections and a New Haven case study Friday, September 27, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 pm Planning for adaptation requires localized information about expected changes in climate. Until recently, the spatial scale of climate projections did not allow for detailed regional analysis. While national and international climate assessments […]