• 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 […]
    Posted on March 3, 2021
  • New UConn Course – Climate Crisis: Take Action
    A new free course on climate change, taught by faculty from across the university, is available to students for one credit and faculty and staff as non-credit. “Climate Crisis: Take Action” is a course that takes a transdisciplinary approach to the exploration of climate change and how we can collectively address this complex issue. This […]
    Posted on March 2, 2021
  • 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 […]
    Posted on February 22, 2021
  • 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 […]
    Posted on January 7, 2021
  • November 20th Resilient Connecticut Virtual Summit a Success!
    Over 250 people registered for the second Resilient Connecticut Summit that drew a diverse audience from municipalities, state and federal agencies, COGs, consultants, academics and interested public. Remarks from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy highlighted the importance and urgency of enacting climate mitigation and adaptation strategies from municipal to national levels. Professor Barry Hill’s keynote presentation provided thought-provoking insights on […]
    Posted on December 2, 2020
  • November 2020 Project Update
    Register for the Resilient Connecticut Nov. 20th Summit While waiting for today’s election results, why not REGISTER for the second Resilient Connecticut Summit to be held on November 20, 2020? This half-day, virtual event is open to the public and free to attend. Participants will learn about CIRCA’s recent Resilient Connecticut project activities, participate in […]
    Posted on December 1, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on October 7, 2020
  • Resilient Connecticut Summit – November 2020
    Friday, November 20, 2020 9:00 – 11:45 am CIRCA hosted the second annual Resilient Connecticut Summit on November 20, 2020 as a half-day, virtual event that was open to the public and free to attend. Participants learned about recent project activities, participated in breakouts, and heard from keynote speaker Barry E. Hill, a visiting Scholar at […]
    Posted on September 16, 2020
  • 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 […]
    Posted on September 11, 2020
  • August 2020 Project Updates
    The ongoing health crisis has been a challenge for us all. While most of CIRCA’s work, transitioned to virtual formats this past spring, the hard work and efforts of everyone at UConn, CIRCA, and our partners allowed us to keep the Resilient Connecticut project on track, and we thank everyone for their efforts during this […]
    Posted on August 24, 2020