Author: Katherine Lund

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

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series May 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 […]

Products Available – May 22 Resilient Connecticut Workshop

  Workshop summary_May 22, 2019 CIRCA hosted an event, Resilient Connecticut Workshop: Developing a Planning Framework for New Haven and Fairfield Counties on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the UConn Stamford Campus.  Final Agenda At this workshop, invited participants: 1) learned about the new Resilient Connecticut project; 2) heard case studies on resilience planning and […]

May 28, 2019 – Resilient Development Webinar

Resilient Connecticut Webinar in partnership with the CEDAS Academy: Addressing Climate Change Through Resilient Development   CIRCA partnered with the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) to host a webinar on May 28, 2019 focused on topics related to the Resilient Connecticut Project. As communities across the state begin planning for anticipated climate change impacts, economic […]

April 30, 2019 Resilient Connecticut Webinar – materials posted online

On April 30, 2019 CIRCA staff gave an overview of the new Resilient Connecticut project and its focus on New Haven and Fairfield Counties.  The importance of this work was introduced with a description of the latest climate projections for Connecticut’s sea level rise, temperature, and precipitation followed by a description of how Resilient Connecticut […]