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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CIRCA Perspectives from COP26

UConn Professor of Marine Sciences and CIRCA’s Executive Director Jim O’Donnell traveled across the Atlantic this week to attend the COP 26 conference, where leaders from around the globe are meeting in Glasgow, Scotland to confront the climate crisis. So in addition to resources and news articles we’re collecting about the conference, we are fortunate to […]