October 2021
The Resilience Roundup highlights announcements, events, and funding opportunities along with links to the previous month's local, state, and national resilience news. 
Learn more about CIRCA at circa.uconn.edu
and the Resilient Connecticut Project at resilientconnecticut.uconn.edu
Resilient Connecticut Project Updates
Phase II Report Public Comment:
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 period following the release of a draft report, executive summary, and a series of vulnerability maps focused on topics of transit oriented development, affordable housing, wastewater treatment, and public water supply. The report and maps will be carried forward to a final report in November and December 2021.

Want to see maps in your community and better understand local heat and flood vulnerability? Visit the public comment website to review products in both English and Spanish and provide your feedback until October 31!

October 8 Webinar, 12-12:30 pm
To learn more about these products, join the CIRCA team during a 30 minute, October 8 lunch webinar. Also hear how these 63 different mapped areas will be used in Phase III and beyond as CIRCA works more directly with communities and partners to move from planning to project implementation.
Resilient Connecticut 2.0

In June 2021, the Connecticut legislature passed several of the Governor’s climate bills (see a summary on slides 7 to 17) and the 2021-23 budget provided an additional $5 million to CIRCA to expand Resilient Connecticut activities and advance fundable projects beyond the current scope in New Haven and Fairfield Counties. With this new funding, CIRCA will continue supporting development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative adaptation approaches for flood and heat vulnerability and provide expert advice on climate issues to communities in Hartford, New London, and Middlesex Counties.
New Report: Transit Oriented Development
for a More Resilient Connecticut

While Transit Oriented Development (TOD) as a policy to facilitate less auto-dependent lifestyles is essential for climate change mitigation and resilience, implementation has been slow in the state. The challenge of sea level rise, which threatens many cities and towns along the Metro-North New Haven Main Line adds to the difficulty. A research team from UConn's Transportation Technology and Society Research Group assessed the challenges and obstacles to TOD along the Metro-North New Haven Main Line. Where available, they analyzed all TOD plans for towns and stations, then supported the analysis with stakeholder interviews. To read the results and their recommendations, check out the final report and the TOD project page.

NY Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association Conference

October 5-6, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association, in association with the Nature Conservancy of New York and New York Sea Grant, is pleased to announce a virtual conference on Long Island flooding issues, October 5 and 6 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM. Speakers represent state, federal and local agencies, plus The Nature Conservancy and New York Sea Grant. Subjects will focus on Long Island and coastal issues, but are relevant to coastal areas throughout the Northeast. Long Island Flooding Issues Conference 2021 - Agenda
Bruce Museum: CIRCA Presentation
Underwater - Coastal Flooding and Climate Change

October 7, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Jim O'Donnell, UConn Professor and Executive Director of CIRCA as he discusses efforts to bring UConn researchers together to create and disseminate practical and sustainable strategies that enhance the resilience of the built environment while protecting natural ecosystems in the state and region.

As part of this effort, CIRCA joined partners from the Bruce Museum and the Town of Greenwich at their Sept. 18 Coastal Cleanup event to promote a new program sponsored by AGU's Thriving Earth Exchange. Learn more about the Greenwich Floodwaters Program and consider a citizen science project to increase awareness of sea level rise and flooding in your town.
Connecticut Conference on Climate Change and Insurance (C4I)

October 13 - 14, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Andrew Mais brings together a national audience with climate, government, and insurance professionals to understand and explore how climate change affects our communities, regulatory efforts, and businesses. See the conference registration site to learn more about the agenda, speakers, and panel descriptions. This is a free, virtual event.
Climate Change Research & Policy in CT:
Strategies for Promoting Equity and Inclusion

October 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A key challenge in addressing the intensifying effects of climate change on our communities is to ensure equity in the costs and benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies, and public participation in policy decisions, so that vulnerable communities in Connecticut are protected and maintain a stake in efforts to address climate change. Panelists will discuss the challenges associated promoting equity and participation and explore potential policy solutions. This event is sponsored by UConn's Engineering for Human Rights Initiative, in partnership with the Governor's Council on Climate Change and the Long Island Sound Study.
Northeast Sea Grant Webinar
Coastal Flooding: Using Community Science for Decision Making

October 14, 2:00 p.m.

This Sea Grant webinar focuses on how citizen science tools and observations are being used to manage coastal flooding. The webinar will include case studies from Rhode Island and New York City and a discussion from Massachusetts CZM on using MyCoast reports of coastal storm impacts for emergency management and coastal resilience efforts. Join to hear how community monitoring programs are providing shoreline flood data to local and state decision makers.
Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability:
Climate Bridge Conference

October 14 - 15

Climate change is creating new challenges for spatial and environmental planning on both sides of the Atlantic. While seeking to moderate the impacts of climate change, planning and policy must also address growing awareness of social equity and environmental justice. The environmental challenges in New Jersey’s underserved communities will be compared to the German Ruhr Region. This two-day hybrid conference is collaboration between the Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability and the Rutgers Climate Institute, supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York. 

2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop

October 19 - 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This Restore America's Estuaries workshop will be held in Cape May, New Jersey and brings together experts from across the country for a two-day experience combining interactive field sessions with ground-breaking discussions. Topics will include adoption of living shorelines, regulation, engaging your community, new techniques, and more. The workshop is geared towards anyone working in the marketing, design, construction, management, and permitting of living shorelines and nature-based shoreline stabilization.
NE CASC 2021 Northeast Regional Climate Adaptation
Science Symposium

October 26 - 27 (registration deadline October 15)

Join the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) for two days of presentations detailing NE CASC research focusing on resource management perspectives and needs, workshops supporting climate adaptation, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about NE CASC, be part of the regional climate adaptation science community, and help shape the future of climate adaptation science in the NE.
Yale Center for Environmental Justice:
Global Environmental Justice Conference

October 29, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The 2021 Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of the Environment will focus on a just green recovery. As we emerge from the pandemic into the reality of climate disruption, it is clear that restarting the economy cannot mean a return to the status quo. Instead, leaders in government and policy, NGO’s, universities, the private sector, and grassroots coalitions have a pronounced opportunity to rethink how we live. These interdisciplinary experts will consider the tasks necessary to advance food and energy justice in the face of climate disruption. 
CIRCA is Hiring - Join Our Climate Team!

Environmental Justice Community Coordinator
CIRCA's EJ Community Coordinator will provide support for and contribute to the development of an environmental justice mapping tool, as well as a pilot grants program for community partners to engage in local planning for the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities.
Close date: 10/17/21 11:55 PM

Assistant Director Of Research (ADR) - Research Associate 1
The ADR will coordinate the development, testing, and application of numerical models of flooding in complicated urban and rural areas to determine levels and patterns of flood risk. Assessment of the effectiveness of proposed risk reduction strategies will also be required. 
Close date: 10/14/21 11:55 PM
FEMA Non-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grants Opened September 30th

The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is pleased to announce that the FEMA Non-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grants - Building Resilient Infrastructure (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) - will open September 30th, 2021. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities while the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Urban Forestry Climate Change Grant Program

The Connecticut Urban Forest Council plans to award grants up to $37,000 to increase tree canopy in the state's urban areas. Grants address effects of climate change and include equity and environmental justice considerations. Grantees must provide a 25% match. The first set of applications is due on Wednesday, November 3 and the second set on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
NOAA 2022 Environmental Literacy Program Grant

The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects that develop the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to take actions that build resilience to extreme weather and climate change in ways that contribute to community health, social cohesion, and socio-economic equity. Pre-applications are due November 1, 2021.
 Rockfall Foundation Environmental Grant

The Rockfall Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2022 Annual Environmental Grants Program, available to non-profit organizations, municipalities, and schools. The Environmental Grants are for projects and programs that support the environment through conservation, preservation, restoration, or education in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, which includes Middlesex County as well as Lyme and Old Lyme. Applications are due to grants@rockfallfoundation.org by Thursday, November 10, 2021.
GC3 Updates

The Connecticut Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3) had a meeting last month on September 21 where they reviewed recent legislation implementing recommendations from the GC3, the GHG inventory report, and heard progress on recommendations from GC3 members. The minutes, presentation slides (including a slide to explain each piece of climate legislation), and a video recording of the meeting are available on the GC3 meeting website.

GC3 State Vulnerability Assessment Framework Working Group Meeting
Wednesday, October 6, 3 - 4:30 pm
New Report: Modeling nearshore dynamics of extreme storms in complex environments of Connecticut

Flood hazard planning requires the accurate estimation of total water elevation due to predicted tide, surge, and wave runup to design flood protection structures and improve coastal risk planning for severe storms. A new article published by CIRCA scientists in the Journal Coastal Engineering presents new, high-resolution numerical model results validated with in-situ measurements to resolve wave height and storm surge levels along Connecticut's coastal towns to guide adaptation and planning efforts. The results are also compared with commonly used coarser models like North Atlantic Coastal Comprehensive Study and FEMA base flood elevations.
Rutger's NJADAPT Suite of Online Tools for Planners and Practitioners

NJADAPT is a suite of online tools designed to provide data to planners, decision-makers, practitioners, and others addressing climate change in New Jersey. Presently, NJADAPT contains three tools – NJ FloodMapperMunicipal Snapshots, and NJ Forest Adapt.
The Seas Are Rising. Could Oysters Help?

A landscape architect is enlisting nature to defend our coastal cities against climate change—and doing it on the cheap. This article describes research at the forefront of an emerging approach to climate resilience that argues we should be building with nature, not just in nature. Its guiding principle is that “gray infrastructure”—the dikes, dams, and seawalls that modern societies use to contain and control water—is often insufficient, and sometimes destructive. Green infrastructure, by contrast, involves strategically deploying wetlands, dunes, mangrove forests, and reefs to reduce threats of catastrophic flooding and coastal erosion, while also revitalizing the land. 
An Anthology of Ideas After Hurricane Ida

Following Hurricane Ida, Rebuild by Design, a non-profit organization, asked 20 experts to offer concrete ideas for policies and projects that could protect communities from flash flooding and loss of life during future storms. Large-scale green infrastructure, changed government investment priorities, greater creation and maintenance of green space, precise alert systems and better housing are among their recommendations
Drivers of Exceptional Coastal Warming in the
Northeastern United States

A new study supported by NE CASC and published in Nature Climate Change has revealed that the coastal Northeast—from Maine to Delaware—is heating faster than most regions of North America and that this heating is linked to drastic alterations in the ocean and atmospheric conditions over the North Atlantic. Several recent studies indicate that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is slowing down due to climate change. AMOC serves as a conveyor belt that transports warm, salty water from the tropics north toward Greenland, where it cools and sinks. This cooled water then flows back south in the form of deep-water currents. But as the climate warms, and glaciers in Greenland melt, the conveyor is slowing down. 
Global Center for Adaptation:
Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Officer Handbook

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are a key entry point to integrate climate adaptation and resilience into infrastructure projects and address climate change impacts. This Handbook aims to build the upstream capacity of practitioners to integrate climate resilience into infrastructure PPPs. It identifies the key entry points across the PPP project cycle to integrate resilience and provides the necessary tools and knowledge for practitioners.
NOAA's Quarterly Regional Climate Impacts and Outlook Reports

Regional Climate Impacts and Outlook reports offer an engaging two-page snapshot of recent weather and climate events and anomalies; discuss regional weather and climate impacts on the region's ecosystems and economy; and offer a forecast for the coming three months. Topics including abnormal dryness and drought, severe weather, and extreme precipitation are highlighted.
State and Regional News Clips
Somerville Aims For Climate Resilience And Equity With New
Urban Forest Report
GBH News - September 2, 2021

The City of Somerville took a step towards combating climate change and fighting environmental injustice yesterday with the release of its first ever Urban Forest Management Plan. The plan aims to grow coverage and improve tree health in the city, helping the environment and increasing equitable access to shade and green space. Over 350 pages, the document, which took over two years to create, will guide the future of Somerville’s urban forest, which includes all the trees within a given municipality.
Because of Climate Change, Ida's Watery Wrath is No Longer an Aberration for the Northeast
Daily Record - September 3,2021

More frequent, more intense, more deadly. That’s how climate experts expect extreme weather events to continue harming the Northeast, as warmer air and ocean temperatures bring catastrophic damage such as what the remnants of Hurricane Ida wrought, pummeling the Northeast on Wednesday, leaving at least close to 30 people dead in New Jersey and 16 in New York. The storm unleashed flash floods that flipped cars and swept people away, spawned tornadoes that ripped houses apart like matchsticks, turned New York subways into underground waterfalls and caused widespread power outages.
State Announces $21 Million In Coastal Climate Change Funding
Cape Cod - September 6, 2021

HYANNIS – Governor Charlie Baker recently announced $21 million in grants to support climate resiliency projects in municipalities throughout Massachusetts, including towns on Cape Cod and the Islands. The $21 million in funding via the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program indicates a doubling of last years budget for the program. The grant provides communities with funding and technical support to identify climate hazards, develop strategies to improve resilience, and implement priority actions to adapt to climate change,
UConn Researcher Develops Novel Storm Damage Prediction Model
UCONN Today - September 7, 2021

As climate change is intensifying storms, coastal communities are searching for new ways to fortify themselves. This effort starts with knowledge. UConn researchers are working with local communities to provide them with information that can help them increase their resiliency. Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Wei Zhang published a paper which will appear in the October issue of “Engineering Structures” outlining the model he developed to predict tsunami damage, including damage caused by debris.
Connecticut Not on Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets, Says New Report, as More Driving Leads to Increase
Hartford Courant - September 7, 2021

Connecticut is not on track to meet targets set by the General Assembly for substantially reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Tuesday by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The most recent numbers, from 2018, show an increase over the previous year. In order to still meet its reductions targets, Connecticut must decrease emissions in its transportation and building sectors by about 30% between now and 2030.
Lamont: Votes There to Reconsider Climate Initiative
as GOP Balks Over Gas Tax
Chron - September 7, 2021

MILFORD — While electric generators slightly reduced their air emissions in 2018, increases in transportation and business-and-residential emissions continue to make Connecticut’s air some of the worst in the nation at the same time it is contributing to climate change and rising sea levels. Those are some of the findings of a new report released Tuesday by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection that Gov. Ned Lamont used as an occasion to revive his attempt to persuade the General Assembly to join the regional Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI).
Sink or swim: Experts bracing for climate change
The Day - September 9, 2021

Imagine floodwater and high tides regularly inundating downtown Mystic. Consider the devastation from Stonington to Old Saybrook if a Hurricane of 1938 battered the shoreline every few years, instead of once in a lifetime. What if the torrential rainstorm of 2010, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and the remnants of Hurricane Ida a couple weeks ago became the norm? “This isn’t hypothetical,” Frank Bohlen, a marine sciences professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point in Groton, warned in a recent interview. “We’re experiencing the effects of climate change right now.”
Greenwich Enters Into Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan
Patch - September 13, 2021

GREENWICH, CT — Last week, the Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to enter the town of Greenwich into an updated hazard mitigation plan, which was put together by the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG). Participating in the plan is a requirement to access resiliency grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), explained Nicole Sullivan from WestCOG. Greenwich will be able to receive flood mitigation assistance, participate in hazard mitigation grant programs, and the Building Resilient Infrastructure Communities program, or BRIC.
Mass. is creating a Commission on Clean Heat, a Major Step Toward Achieving Climate Goals
Boston Globe - September 20, 2021

In a move hailed by some climate advocates and experts as a potential leap forward in Massachusetts’ handling of the climate crisis, state officials said Monday they have created a governing body that would use emissions caps and financial incentives to drive mass conversions to renewable electric heat. The Commission on Clean Heat, created by Governor Charlie Baker in an executive order, will set targets for buildings across the state, including homes, and be a critical tool in the effort to reduce emissions from heating fuels.
NY Governor Hochul Announces $600 Million In Grants Available for Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Projects Statewide
NY State Press Release September 21, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the availability of $600 million to communities statewide through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, Water Quality Improvement Project Program, and Intermunicipal Grant programs to fund projects to upgrade infrastructure and make communities more resilient to flooding and other impacts of climate-driven severe storms.
New Study Proposes Flood Barrier to Protect Ocean City
CCNJ Daily - September 21, 2021

Federal officials want to build a massive storm surge barrier across the Great Egg Harbor Inlet between Ocean City and Longport as part of $16 billion in proposed projects to protect the Jersey Shore from flooding along the back bays. Nearly 5,000 feet long and 19 feet high, the barrier would consist of swing gates that would be closed during major storms to prevent floodwaters from threatening Ocean City, Longport and other communities near the inlet that connects the bay with the ocean.
National News Clips
Climate Change Is The Greatest Threat To Public Health,
Top Medical Journals Warn
NPR - September 7, 2021

The rapidly warming climate is the "greatest threat" to global public health, more than 200 medical journals are warning in an unprecedented joint statement that urges world leaders to cut heat-trapping emissions to avoid catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse. The editorial, which was published in leading journals such as The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine and the British Medical Journal, says the world can't wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to pass before addressing climate change.
Enough With The Climate Jargon: Scientists Aim For Clearer Messages On Global Warming
NPR - September 8, 2021

Here's a sentence that's basically unintelligible to most people: Humans must mitigate global warming by pursuing an unprecedented transition to a carbon neutral economy. A recent study found that some of the most common terms in climate science are confusing to the general public. The study tested words that are used in international climate reports, and it concluded the most confusing terms were "mitigation," "carbon neutral" and "unprecedented transition."
FEMA chief: Stop 'incremental' mitigation projects. Go big
E&E News - September 10, 2021

CLIMATEWIRE - The nation must move away from “incremental” mitigation measures to counter the effects of climate change and focus on large projects that can protect a wide swath of people, the head of FEMA told emergency-response officials this week. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said that as climate change intensifies disasters, the agency and its local counterparts should undertake large-scale, multimillion-dollar projects instead of mitigating individual homes that are prone to being flooded.
FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Policy Is Fairer—and Rewards Mitigation
PEW - September 10, 2021

Effective Friday, October 1 for new federal flood insurance policyholders and in April 2022 for existing policyholders, the Federal Emergency Management Administration will implement a new risk-rating program that "encourages flood mitigation by offering lower premiums in exchange for risk reduction actions, such as elevating utilities," Laura Lightbody, of the Pew Charitable Trusts reports.
The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds
NPR - September 13, 2021

An NPR investigation finds that the homes HUD sells are disproportionately located in flood-prone places, compared with Zillow records of all homes sold in the United States. The agency does not fully disclose the potential costs and dangers of living in harm's way, and some of these transactions have happened as local governments are buying out properties in the same areas to mitigate flood risk. NPR analyzed tens of thousands of homes sold over a nearly four-year period and found that while HUD sells flood-prone homes in almost every state, a handful of states stand out as hot spots.
The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane.
It Was the Heat.
New York Times - September 15, 2021

NEW ORLEANS — In many ways, Iley Joseph’s one-bedroom apartment was an ideal place to ride out a hurricane. It was on the third floor — much too high to flood — of a building that was sturdy and new, part of a sleek, gated community for older residents like him. But in the days after Hurricane Ida, his home began to feel like a trap. The huge power failure that cut off electricity to New Orleans rendered his air-conditioner useless. Even worse, the outage froze the complex’s elevators in place, sealing him inside the building because his health problems prevented him from using the stairs.
U.N. Says World Likely to Miss Climate Targets
Despite COVID Pause in Emissions
Reuters - September 16, 2021

The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, the United Nations said on Thursday. The virus-related economic downturn caused only a temporary downturn in CO2 emissions last year and it was not enough to reverse rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said.
Scientists Still Don’t Know How Far Melting in Antarctica Will go –
or the Sea Level Rise it Will Unleash
The Conversation - September 20, 2021

The Antarctic ice sheet is the largest mass of ice in the world, holding around 60% of the world’s fresh water. If it all melted, global average sea levels would rise by 58 metres. But scientists are grappling with exactly how global warming will affect this great ice sheet. This knowledge gap was reflected in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. It contains projections from models in which important processes affecting the ice sheets are absent because scientific understanding is lacking.
Newsom signs $15-billion package to fight climate change,
wildfire and drought
Los Angeles Times - September 23, 2021

Standing before a foil-wrapped, fire-proofed monument in Sequoia National Park amid a haze of wildfire smoke, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed a $15 billion climate package for California, the largest such investment in state history. California in recent months has been hit with record-breaking heat, devastating drought, and a wildfire season that has seen more than 2.35 million acres burned across the state — a convergence of events that has been fueled by the burning of fossil fuels and threatens to become endemic to the region.
Low-lying Countries Plead for Action to Avoid
Climate Change 'death sentence'
The Hill - September 23, 2021

The leaders of low-lying countries threatened by rising sea levels called on wealthier countries to take action on climate change at the U.N. General Assembly this week."We simply have no higher ground to cede," Marshall Islands President David Kabua told the assembly, according to Reuters. "The world simply cannot delay climate ambition any further." Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih echoed Kabua's appeal, telling the assembly, "The difference between 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees is a death sentence for the Maldives."
The Cost of Insuring Expensive Waterfront Homes Is About to Skyrocket
New York Times - September 24, 2021

Florida’s version of the American dream, which holds that even people of relatively modest means can aspire to live near the water, depends on a few crucial components: sugar white beaches, soft ocean breezes and federal flood insurance that is heavily subsidized. But starting Oct. 1, communities in Florida and elsewhere around the country will see those subsidies begin to disappear in a nationwide experiment in trying to adapt to climate change: Forcing Americans to pay something closer to the real cost of their flood risk.
BIA Announces Tribal Climate Resilience Grants Totaling $13.84 Million Awarded For FY 2021
Red Lake Nation News - September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced today its Fiscal Year 2021 Tribal Climate Resilience Program (TCRP) funding awards providing more than $13.84 million to dozens of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Tribal Nations and organizations to support their climate adaptation planning, ocean and coastal management planning, capacity building, and relocation, managed retreat, and protect-in-place planning for climate risks. The grants were awarded September 9, 2021.
The Resilience Roundup highlights CIRCA's presence in the news, provides links to recent local/state/national news articles related to resilience and adaptation, and announces upcoming events and seminars.
The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation's (CIRCA) mission is to increase the resilience and sustainability of vulnerable communities along Connecticut's coast and inland waterways to the growing impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the natural, built, and human environment. The institute is located at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus and includes faculty from across the university. CIRCA is a partnership between UConn and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP). 
State and Regional News Clips