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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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Tonight’s Portsmouth Science Cafe: Encroaching Tides

What is it? The University of New Hampshire, NH EPSCoR, and the Portsmouth Brewery present this month’s Science Cafe: How sea-level rise and tidal flooding threaten U.S. East and Gulf Coast Communities over the next 30 years. The Union of Concerned Scientists recently published a report that highlights Portsmouth, among other coastal communities, and the [...]

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Managing the N.H. Shoreline

By Rebecca Zeiber, N.H. Sea Grant Science Writer Sea walls, sand dunes, beach nourishment, living shorelines, coastal retreat — the list of methods communities can employ to deal with sea level rise and storm surge is growing by the year. There are no easy solutions, but the success of any strategy or combination of strategies [...]

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Portsmouth Mayor to Speak to Portsmouth High School Students on Climate Change and Present Prize to King Tides Photo Contest Winner

On Wednesday, November 19th, Portsmouth Mayor Robert Lister will be speaking to Portsmouth High School science students and the environmental club members about Portsmouth’s efforts in adapting to climate change and about what he’s learned on the issue after participating in a panel on sea level rise in Washington DC. Joining the mayor will be [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change in Dover: Workshop #2

You’re invited to the 2nd ‘Preparing for Climate Change’ Workshop in Dover. Where? McConnell Center Cafe, 61 Locust St., Dover NH When? 6-8pm on Monday, November 17 Who should come? Dover residents, city staff, volunteer board members, elected officials, etc. What to expect? Participants will discuss potential actions to reduce climate change impacts in Dover [...]

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Registration is now open for December’s Shoreline Management Conference

The Hard and Soft of Shoreline Management December 11, 2014, 7:30am-4:30pm Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Several NHCAW partners are planning an all-day conference on shoreline management. Participants will gain an understanding of shoreline management including: Why we do it Basic concepts and vocabulary Shoreline treatments available for New Hampshire’s [...]

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“King Tide” Photo Contest & Evening Photo Show Announced: Citizens & Photographers Invited to Capture Seacoast’s Highest Tide of the Year to Win $250!

King Tide, the highest tide of the year, is rolling into the Seacoast on Thursday October 9th, and area residents and photographers have a chance to capture this natural event and enter their photos in the 3rd Annual NH King Tide Photo Contest. NHCAW is sponsoring the one-day contest to help residents and community leaders [...]

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Preparing for Climate Change for Seabrook, Hampton Falls, and Hampton Workshop #4: Community Rating System, Municipal Regulations Audit, and Education & Outreach

Who: Community members of Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook, including residents, businesses, town boards, staff and officials When: October 8, 2014; 6-7:30pm Where: Seabrook Public Library, 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook, NH What: Learn how the Community Rating System (CRS) works and provides saving on flood insurance to residents, how towns can get into CRS, and more. [...]

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