Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law, 5/11/18 in Hartford, CT

Creating a Resilient Connecticut: A CIRCA Forum on Science, Planning, Policy & Law, 5/11/18 in Hartford, CT

Please join the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), UConn School of Law’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL), and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) for this exciting forum that combines science, policy, and planning at the state and local levels from 8:15am – 4:30pm at the UConn School of Law. This event is the culmination of work undertaken over the past two years by CT DEEP and UConn/CIRCA to address the resilience of vulnerable communities along Connecticut’s coast and inland waterways to the growing impacts of climate change. Important research is leading to the creation of products for assessing vulnerabilities and strategies to mitigate potential damage from climate change and storm impacts.

Forum presentations and panel discussions will also include:

  • State sea level rise projections,
  • Inland and coastal flood vulnerability data and case studies,
  • Legal and policy recommendations to support resiliency,
  • Vulnerability assessments in Milford and New London,
  • Applications for new coastal aerial photography, and
  • Climate-informed resiliency projects from inland and coastal municipalities and Councils of Governments.

This event is free and open to the public. Work was made possible through a Municipal Resilience Planning Assistance grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Housing CDBG-Disaster Recovery Program and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Registration closes May 4, 2018. Register at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=fqjxFyUqqk65351DkDSwgHKAP_LBT0RBuqMPkg97i8dUNUpKQjk1NjIyWlNKOUFXTFIxVjFGSU85WS4u – Space is limited.

See https://circa.uconn.edu/2018/03/19/5-11-18-forum/ for agenda and event logistics