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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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Registration is now open for the Coastal NH Climate Summit!

Join us for the 4th annual Coastal NH Climate Summit: Science to Support Action Friday June 19, 2015 8:00am – 4:30pm Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH The Coastal Climate Summit is a collaborative forum among scientists, natural resource agencies, planners, engineers, municipal leaders, watershed organizations, conservation groups,citizens and others concerned about [...]

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Save the Date–Coastal NH Climate Summit is June 19!

Save the Date!  Coastal NH Climate Summit June 19, 2015 8:00am-4:30pm Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, Greenland, NH This year’s Coastal Climate Summit’s Theme is: Science to Support Action The Climate Summit is a collaborative forum among scientists, natural resource agencies, municipal leaders, watershed organizations, and citizens concerned about the impacts of climate change in coastal [...]

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CAW Receives EPA’s Environmental Merit Award

CAW was one of five winners in New Hampshire that received a 2015 Environmental Merit Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Merit Awards, which are given to environmental leaders who have already taken action, are awarded in the categories of individual; business; local, state or federal government; and environmental, community, academia or nonprofit organization. CAW [...]

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Summary of the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Science Report

The NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup recently released a two-page summary of the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission Science and Technical Advisory Report. The summary highlights the key conclusions about science related to sea-level rise, precipitation, and storm surges in New Hampshire. It is easy-to-read, print, and share with your fellow community members and [...]

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Register for the April 30 CAW Workshop

Preparing Our Coastal Communities: Using Climate Science to Guide NH Decisions for Today and Tomorrow What? Join us for a conversation with scientists who authored the recent NH Coastal Risks & Hazards Commission Science & Technical Advisory Panel report. The report includes the latest local projections for sea-level rise, precipitation amounts, and storm surges from coastal [...]

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Submit a Presentation Proposal for the 2015 NH Coastal Climate Summit

2015 Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit Request for Presentations Science to Support Action  When: Friday June 19, 2015, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Where: Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH What: The Climate Summit is a collaborative forum among scientists, state agencies, planners, municipal leaders, watershed organizations, and citizens concerned about [...]

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New Coastal New Hampshire Online Mapping Tool Improves Access to Information and Maps

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire’s GRANIT System and other project partners are excited to launch the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer, an online mapping tool that gives anyone with an Internet connection the ability to access more than 150 spatial data sets and to make [...]

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Dover Contemplates How to Prepare for Climate Change

Members of the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup have been collaborating with residents of the City of Dover to better understand the risks the community faces from climate change and identify opportunities to make the community more resilient. Dover’s Preparing for Climate Change Steering Committee presented to the Dover City Council in early March. An [...]

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