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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 […]

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 […]

DEEP and UConn CIRCA Partner to Develop Mapping Tool for Environmental Justice Communities

Project Will Provide Valuable Data to Better Inform Policies Seeking to Address Environmental Inequities (HARTFORD)—The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)and the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) are partnering on the development of an “Environmental Justice (EJ) MappingTool” to identify vulnerable populations that may be disproportionately impacted by programs, policies, or projects and […]

CIRCA Hiring Community Resilience Planner

APPLY HERE JOB SUMMARY  The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Community Resilience Planner in the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for various phases of the Resilient Connecticut Program as well as support to new programs. CIRCA is a multi‐disciplinary center that coordinates applied research […]

Phase II Report Public Comment Period is open through October 31, 2021

Phase II Report Public Comment Period: Regional Vulnerabilities and Resilience Opportunities in New Haven and Fairfield Counties Phase II of the Resilient Connecticut project has been a dynamic planning process to identify and address climate vulnerabilities in New Haven and Fairfield Counties. CIRCA is wrapping up Phase II of the project with a public comment […]