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September Webinar: Crafting Competitive Resilience Proposals for NCRF and Beyond

September 27, 12pm-1pm  Register Today!  CIRCA’s September webinar will feature NFWF’s National Coastal Resilience Fund‘s (NCRF) team of Field Liaisons, Throwe Environmental, who will describe how CT communities can take advantage of the NCRF and other funding sources.  From identifying funding opportunities to clicking “submit,” navigating the grant process can be challenging. In this webinar, participants will […]

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Outreach Webinar

CIRCA partnered with Connecticut’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) to host a July 20 webinar focusing on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Program. Since several grants fall under the HMA umbrella, CIRCA kicked off the webinar and described the importance of this program for implementing resilience projects. Opening remarks by Senator Chris […]

June Research Webinar Series

CIRCA hosted a nine-part Resilient Connecticut research webinar series in June. Focused on specific topics and condensed on time, each event included presentation and Q&A moderated by CIRCA’s Assistant Director of Research, Dr. Yaprak Onat. More information about each project can be found in the “Program Details” on the Research Webinar Website, including an abstract, fact sheet, […]

NBC CT feature on Sea level Rise

Sea Level Rise: How Well Is Connecticut Preparing? Len Besthoff and Meteorologist Kaitlyn McGrath interviewed Executive Director, James O’Donnell This story aired May 17, 2021. Scientists including Professor Jim O’Donnell at the UConn Avery Point campus in Groton have said sea level rise has been accelerating at a rate, where within 30 years, it could […]

March 2021 Project Update

Climate Change Vulnerability Index – March Webinar Materials Available The Resilient Connecticut team hosted a webinar on March 23 to highlight new results for the Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) mapping tool. The webinar included a brief overview of the latest flood CCVI along with a description of new heat and wind vulnerability data. Ultimately, a better […]

Climate Change Vulnerability Index Webinar: Progress and New Results for Heat and Wind

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series March 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]