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The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is a collaboration of 21 organizations working to help communities in New Hampshire’s Seacoast area prepare for the effects of extreme weather events and other effects of long term climate change. NHCAW provides communities with resources, education, facilitation and guidance. 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

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 projects that improve the ability of a community or system to proactively prepare for […]

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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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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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NH Coastal Towns Start Preparing for Sea-level Rise and More Extreme Flooding: Spotlight on Rye

By Kirsten Howard, NHDES Coastal Program It’s no secret that there are some risks that come with living near the beautiful coastline in Rye. In exchange for the scenic vistas, easy access, and some great backyard bird watching, one tradeoff is that residents are exposed to coastal flooding, especially as storms become more intense, sea […]

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