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The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is a collaboration of 22 organizations working to assist communities in NH’s coastal watershed to prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and long term climate change by providing resources, facilitation and guidance that enhance readiness and resilience. Connect to NHCAW workshop materials, sign up for updates on the right of this page, and explore the website for the latest news.

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A Story About NH’s Armor: What Does the State’s Tidal Shoreline Actually Look Like?

This is the seventh story in the Shoreline Management Story Series, sponsored by the New Hampshire Coastal Program, the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup. It was the summer of 2015, and Hannah Blondin was walking the shoreline. Find out what Hannah saw by jumping to our story […]

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Coastal Program Announces Request for Proposals for “Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience” Funding Opportunity (Opportunity Closed)

Update: This funding opportunity is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted proposals. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program announces the availability of targeted funds for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards.  The purpose of the “Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience” funding opportunity is to support […]

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Kim Reid receives the 2016 Climate Champion Award from CAW member Chris Keeley

2016 N.H. Climate Summit focuses on adaptation

Story by Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer Roads, dunes, groundwater and fish — N.H.’s infrastructure and natural resources are not immune to the effects of climate change, but adaptation efforts are growing and gaining momentum in the Granite State. That growth was evident at the 2016 N.H. Climate Summit, where more than 115 […]

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NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission Public Information & Comment Meetings

The New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission (RSA 483-E) is holding two public meetings to provide information, answer questions, and receive comments on our draft report, Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation. The draft report summarizes New Hampshire’s vulnerabilities to coastal flood hazards and recommends actions to minimize […]

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Register NOW for the 5th NH Coastal Climate Summit

Registration is open for the 5th Annual NH Coastal Climate Summit! HOW DO I REGISTER? Click here! WHEN IS IT? Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8:30am to 3:30pm WHERE IS IT? Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 89 Depot Rd., Greenland NH WHAT IS IT? A collaborative forum of scientists, […]

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Public Comments Sought on Commission Report Urging State, Municipalities to Prepare New Hampshire for Increased Coastal Flood Risk

Reposted from NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission The New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission summarizes coastal vulnerabilities to projected storm surge, sea-level rise, and extreme precipitation and recommends actions to minimize coastal flood risk in draft report released for public comment. Seabrook, NH – After two and a half years of study, the […]

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