• CT Summer Heat Wave Webinar – September 27
    Connecticut Summer Heat Wave Webinar: Learning From Heat sensor Research and Implications for Future Climate Extremes September 27, 12-1:00 p.m. REGISTER Heat waves that Connecticut residents experienced this summer are expected to become more frequent and severe, which can be dangerous to human health and require additional understanding and planning. As our summer season comes […]
    Posted on September 7, 2022
  • CIRCA Hiring Environmental Justice Student Intern
    Attention current UConn students!  Paid Internship – Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation   Search UConn JobX ID #13113 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 to work 8 hours per week with the […]
    Posted on August 4, 2022
  • June Webinar – Designing Seven Projects for Municipal Resilience
      June 22, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. REGISTER The Resilient Connecticut project focuses on regional climate planning through research and engagement to inform municipal-to-regional scale pilot projects. Phase III of Resilient Connecticut will develop seven site specific projects that build on regional assessments of extreme heat and flood vulnerabilities and the resulting 63 “Resilience Opportunity […]
    Posted on June 7, 2022
  • CIRCA Awards Two Research Seed Grants
    CIRCA is pleased to announce two new climate research seed grants to the following UConn faculty. These awards are intended to support the development of competitive grant proposals while advancing CIRCA’s mission. Since seed grant projects will be completed in 12 months, results are expected at the end of spring 2023. Ensemble Backcasting of Wave […]
    Posted on May 23, 2022
  • 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