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Climate change and public helath presentations now available

September 2020 Climate Change & Public Health Mini-Webinar Series

During this webinar series, participants learned about:

  • the latest science on climate change and public health;
  • resilience strategies for municipalities, health departments, and emergency management; and
  • and how Resilient Connecticut is integrating public health into its research and planning efforts.
Dates Topics Speakers
September 8 Climate Change & Public Health Overview Laura Bozzi, Laura Hayes, John Truscinski
September 10
Heat, Public Health, and Climate Change Mariana Fragomeni
September 15
Equity in Climate Change & Public Health Mark Mitchell
September 17
Vector-borne Disease Shannon LaDeau
September 22
Recreational Water Bill Lucey
September 24
Emergency Preparedness, Public Health & Climate Change Nicholas Elton, Michelle Deluca

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May 26, 2020 Exploring CIRCA’s Latest Products

Through the Resilient Connecticut project, CIRCA has been working on a number of new tools and datasets to bring you the latest information on climate impacts. This type of information is critical as municipal, regional, and state planners identify priority conservation and development areas, site new infrastructure, and make long-term investments.

 

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March 12, 2020 Climate Vulnerability Mapping for Municipalities

During this webinar, participants learned about:

  • How mapping helps a community understand its vulnerabilities;
  • Mapping resources currently or soon to be available; and,
  • How Resilient Connecticut is advancing climate vulnerability assessments for municipalities.

 

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Aerial of Hartford Skyline and Connecticut River. Riverfront parks line both sides of the river

January 16, 2020 Community Rating Systems in Connecticut

During this webinar, participants learned about:

  • FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Connecticut;
  • How the CRS program could increase local resiliency;
  • Real examples of actions Connecticut towns have taken to enter or ‘level-up’ in the CRS program.

 

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October 31, 2019 Forming Local Resilience Committees Webinar

As the impacts of climate change are increasingly felt at a local level, community-driven resilience planning becomes ever-more important. CIRCA hosted staff from two coastal Connecticut towns that are in the process of forming resilience committees. Joe MacDougald, UConn faculty and a Madison resident, co-presented with Dave Anderson, Town of Madison’s Director of Planning & Economic Development, and Tom Banisch, Madison’s First Selectman. They were joined by Jessie Stratton, a member Groton’s resilience planning task force.

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September 27, 2019 Connecticut’s Climate Report Webinar: Precipitation Projections and a New Haven Case Study

Planning for adaptation requires localized information about expected changes in climate. Until recently, the spatial scale of climate projections did not allow for detailed regional analysis. While national and international climate assessments generate consensus-based scientific summaries, this information often falls short of being usable for decision-making at the local level.

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July 23, 2019 New Planning and Visualization Tools for Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise has multiple impacts on the Connecticut shoreline, including increased erosion rates, frequency of flooding, and coastal inundation. Recent research and planning tools generated from a “Municipal Resilience Planning Assistance Project” combines science and planning to address the resilience of vulnerable communities along Connecticut's coast to the growing impacts of climate change.

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June 28, 2019 Regional Resilience Planning for Protection of Public Drinking Water Webinar

UConn researchers worked with the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) and the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) to integrate climate change information into water planning processes for the region. With changing precipitation patterns, sea level rise, and drought anticipated due to climate change, water utility managers will benefit from the integration of climate data into regional planning.

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April 30, 2019 Resilient Connecticut Webinar Kickoff

CIRCA staff gave an overview of a new project entitled, Resilient Connecticut and its focus on New Haven and Fairfield Counties. The importance of this work was introduced with a description of the latest climate projections for Connecticut’s sea level rise, temperature, and precipitation along with concerns about how these will impact critical infrastructure, transportation, and housing along the coast. The CIRCA team then described resilient design strategies being considered and opportunities for engagement in this project over the next three years. 

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