• NEW Conservation Commission Fact Sheet
    Connecticut town commissions and boards can play a pivotal role in building climate change resilience into local decision making. Conservation Commissions have the authority to advise land use boards and can play a role in increasing climate resiliency by advocating for nature-based solutions for problems like flooding, excessive heat, erosion, shoreline stabilization or poor water […]
    Posted on May 30, 2023
  • CIRCA Hiring UConn Undergraduate Student Intern
    Attention current UConn students! Paid Internship – Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), located at the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut in Groton, CT is looking for a paid intern (Class IV – Advanced Level Position – 400UST) to work between 10-15 […]
    Posted on May 24, 2023
  • Municipal Energy Resilience Webinar Series
    REGISTER for June 7 REGISTER for June 14 Learn about municipal energy vulnerabilities, funding and incentive programs through the Inflation Reduction Act, CT state programs for microgrids and energy efficiency, solar and battery systems, fuel cells and more. Hosted by Kirt Mayland, Energy Legal Fellow, UConn CIRCA Join CIRCA in June for a two-part webinar […]
    Posted on May 1, 2023
  • CIRCA Hiring for 3 Climate Research Jobs
    Join CIRCA’s research team! Apply before March 26, 2023. More info and apply here: s.uconn.edu/circajobs 497242 Research Associate 1 – Physical Oceanography, Coastal Engineering The appointee will work in the research team supervised by the Assistant Director of Research, on projects that include the prediction of flooding in coastal areas, wave runup and coastal erosion, […]
    Posted on February 14, 2023
  • 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 […]
    Posted on January 6, 2023
  • Resilient Connecticut featured in The Hour
    South Norwalk is among 7 CT neighborhoods picked for climate study. Here’s what it means. By: Abigail Brone NORWALK — The South Norwalk neighborhood is one of seven communities in New Haven and Fairfield counties chosen by the state for climate mitigation planning. In the first meeting of the recently formed Resilient South Norwalk Steering […]
    Posted on December 7, 2022
  • 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 […]
    Posted on December 2, 2022
  • CIRCA Hiring Data Analyst/Programmer (Research Assistant 2)
    APPLY HERE Search #: 497039 Work type: Full-time Location: Avery Point Campus Categories: Research JOB SUMMARY The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Data Analyst/ Programmer (Research Assistant 2) in the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for activities associated with the Resilient Connecticut and Environmental […]
    Posted on December 1, 2022
  • Ten Year Anniversary of Super Storm Sandy
    Ten years ago the reality of stronger storms, climate change, and sea level rise arrived on our shore with Super Storm Sandy. The storm damaged approximately 3,000 homes in the state and knocked out power to over 600,000 customers. It was reported that the Town of Madison had the highest recorded wind speed in Connecticut […]
    Posted on November 3, 2022
  • Connecticut Public Radio Where We Live
    Jim O’Donnell interviewed on Connecticut Public’s program Where We Live The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation was created after Superstorm Sandy. Executive Director James O’Donnell said flooding will continue to be an issue for shoreline residents like Dmochowski as sea levels rise and climate change makes the region warmer and wetter. Learn More Listen Here […]
    Posted on October 28, 2022