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The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is a collaboration of 19 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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Preparing for Climate Change Workshop #3 for Seabrook, Hampton Falls, and Hampton: Sea Level Affecting Marsh Migration

Who: Community members of Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook, including residents, businesses, town boards, staff and officials When: September 10, 2014; 6-7:30pm Where: Hampton Falls Fire Department (3 Drinkwater Rd, Hampton Falls) What: Learn about a model that shows how local salt marshes are likely to be affected by sea level rise, how it works, and what types of decisions it can [...]

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Opportunity for NH Communities: Coastal Resilience Technical Assistance Funding

Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, and natural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are projected to worsen and broaden with the effects of climate change. To help communities address these challenges, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Coastal Program is requesting letters of intent [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary

  Story and photo by Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer On an evening when some of the nearby roads were flooded from heavy rains, residents of Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook met to discuss climate change and how their towns can work toward increased resilience to extreme weather events, sea level rise and [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change Workshop #2 for Seabrook, Hampton Falls, and Hampton

Are you a resident of Seabrook, Hampton Falls, or Hampton NH? Join fellow community members for the second workshop in the ‘Preparing for Climate Change’ series. When? Wednesday, August 13 from 6pm to 8:30pm Where? The St. James Masonic Lodge in Hampton (77 Tide Mill Rd.) What? Learn about regulatory tools and strategies, the value of salt marshes, and the NH [...]

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Updated Rainfall Info Helps Make N.H. Development More Climate-Smart

By Kirsten Howard “After the storms of 2006 through 2008, there was talk in the industry that the storms are changing,” said Ridge Mauck, who works for the Alteration of Terrain Bureau at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). ‘The industry’ is construction, engineering and development companies that work in New Hampshire. And [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change in the Seabrook-Hampton Estuary Kickoff Workshop

Kick off the ‘Preparing for Climate Change in Seabrook-Hampton Estuary’ workshop series this Thursday, July 17 at the Seabrook Libary from 6pm-8:30pm. Come by to learn about the latest climate science and discuss how the communities of Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook could prepare for impacts like sea level rise, stronger coastal storm surges, and [...]

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Rye Climate Project In the News

A Seacoast Online article features the third workshop on Preparing for Climate Change in Rye, during which residents took a field trip to some salt marshes and learned why they’re important for habitat and coastal protection and how they’re vulnerable to sea level rise. This project is facilitated by NHCAW partner organizations including the University of [...]

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Register for the June 12 Workshop: Increasing Flood Resilience in Your Community

Water, Weather, Climate and Community – Workshop 8: Increasing Flood Resilience in Your Community June 12, 2014; 5:00-8:30pm How can your community reduce flood risk and flood insurance rates? Join municipal officials, volunteers and neighbors in this workshop hosted by the Coastal Adaptation Workgroup and the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning’s Floodplain Management [...]

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