• Giant wiffle ball-shaped reefs combat erosion of LIS shoreline
    Stratford Point, CT. Photo Credit: Jennifer Mattei May 9, 2022 News Story: by Eduardo Cuevas Rockland/Westchester Journal News In the shadows of Playland Park, a stretch of shoreline has already receded, another product of climate change. Westchester County officials estimate up to 40 feet has been lost in the last decade with repeated storms battering […]
    Posted on May 13, 2022
  • 2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program Awards
    CIRCA is pleased to announce our 2022 Municipal Resilience Grant Program (MRGP) awards to the following four communities.  Projects need to be completed in a 12 month timeframe and will be completed in spring, 2023. Town of Fairfield: Benefit Cost Analysis for Climate Resilience   Town-wide flood planning in Fairfield has identified coastal areas in […]
    Posted on April 20, 2022
  • UConn Resilient Communities Earth Day Conference
    April 22, 2022 9:00 am – 1:15 pm  A Virtual Conference  REGISTER Communities of all sizes and locations are being challenged by the present realities of climate change. Please join the University of Connecticut’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL), the Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), and the Diversity Alliance for […]
    Posted on April 6, 2022
  • Resilient Connecticut Expands Statewide
    CIRCA has received State funds to expand Resilient Connecticut’s work from southwest Connecticut to the entire State. “Resilient Connecticut 2.0” will include a statewide expansion of the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) followed by climate adaptation project development in the communities of the Hartford area and southeastern Connecticut. This planning effort will help develop the […]
    Posted on February 23, 2022
  • Podcast: Climate Change Effects on State Transportation
    Our choices for how we travel have a lasting impact on the climate where we live, work, and play. In episode 23 of DOT’s Along the Lines that aired on January 18, host Rich Andreski and his guests from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) and CIRCA discuss the importance of  making our vital public […]
    Posted on January 21, 2022
  • CIRCA Hiring Postdoctoral Research Associate – Climatologist
    APPLY HERE Search #: 495935 Work type: Full-time Location: Avery Point Campus Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates JOB SUMMARY The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for activities associated with the development of the Resilient Connecticut project. CIRCA is a multi‐disciplinary […]
    Posted on December 20, 2021
  • CIRCA Announces Municipal Resilience Grant Availability
       CIRCA is requesting Municipal Resilience Grant Program applications (MRGP) from municipal governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in partnership with municipalities, and councils of governments (COGs) for initiatives that advance two specific climate priorities for the state of Connecticut: 1) implementation of stormwater authorities, and 2) development of a resilience “project pipeline.” Applicants can submit proposals […]
    Posted on December 8, 2021
  • CIRCA Hiring Oceanographic Research Assistant 2
    APPLY HERE Search #: 495852 Work type: Full-time Location: Avery Point Campus Categories: Research JOB SUMMARY  The University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences (DMS), and the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) seek a candidate for the position of Oceanographic Research Assistant to work as a member of a team of scientists based at the Avery Point Campus that deploy […]
    Posted on November 24, 2021
  • CIRCA Awarded $5 million in New Funding to Strengthen CT’s Climate Change Resilience
    Article posted in UConn Today, November 16, 2021, by Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications Increased flood risk is not confined to coastal development. Inland towns and cities also faced increased flooding risks. (CIRCA). Connecticut is already feeling the effects of climate change, meaning that now is the time to take action and continue building resilience. The Connecticut Institute for Resilience […]
    Posted on November 19, 2021