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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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#SeabrookNH showing signs of a wetter future. By Nathalie Morison. Seabrook NH

NH Coastal Hazards Commission Issues Findings on Risks from Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise and Recommends Action to Prepare Now

After three years of dedicated research, deliberation, and public input, the New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission released its final report today, entitled “Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation.” This report presents the best available science, identifies assets vulnerable to coastal flooding, and lays out 35 recommendations and associated actions for […]

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Take the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer Survey Today

Do you like to explore and make maps that show how New Hampshire’s coastal community infrastructure is vulnerable to flooding? How coastal communities could be affected by sea-level rise in the future? How salt marshes might change (or disappear) with sea-level rise? Are you interested in exploring how eelgrass resources have changed since the 1980’s in Great Bay and the surrounding estuary? […]

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3rd Place Winner. No Wake Zone. By Mike Barron. Hampton NH

These 51 Images From #KingTideNH2016 Provide a Window into NH’s Coastal Flooding Future

The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW) King Tide NH 2016 Photo Contest was a great success. King Tide is an especially high tide that occurs when the gravitational pulls of the sun and moon reinforce one another. This extra-high tide happens a few times per year when the moon is closest to the earth. In fall 2016, on […]

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1st Place Winner. Water Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink. By Dan Gobbi. Dan said, "With the state in a severe drought there was no lack of sea water during this King Tide." Seabrook NH

And the King Tide NH 2016 Photo Contest Winners Are…

The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup is thrilled to announce the four prize-winning photos and photographers from the NH King Tide 2016 Photo Contest. We had 135 photo entries this year! These photos paint a picture of what we can expect to see more frequently with sea-level rise in the future. Thanks to all who participated, to our independent […]

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Photo by Dianna Schulte

Announcing #KingTideNH2016 Judges Panel and Prizes

We’re excited to announce the judges panel and the suite of prizes that have been donated for the upcoming #KingTideNH2016 photo contest. JUDGES: A panel of local judges will select the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place photos based on photographic quality, effectiveness at conveying tidal impact, and creativity. The judges for this year’s […]

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Amanda Moeser, The Nature Conservancy, preparing cages for the 12 million oyster larvae to grow into spat-on-shell, at UNH’s Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. © The Nature Conservancy

Restoring Oysters in the Great Bay Estuary

By Ellie Baker, The Nature Conservancy In 2016, The Nature Conservancy, University of New Hampshire, and independent oyster growers worked together to initiate oyster restoration efforts in 12 acres of the Great Bay Estuary in NH.  Restoration efforts in a 5-acre project area, northwest of Nannie Island in Newington, were supported by funds from the Aquatic […]

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Photo credit: Todd Selig. Left to right: Trevor Mattera, UNH; Kirsten Howard NHDES Coastal Program; Mike Lynch, Town of Durham; Dave Burdick, UNH at Durham Day.

Wagon Hill Farm in Durham to Pilot Living Shoreline to Address Erosion and Adapt to Sea-Level Rise

On September 17, 2016, Mike Lynch, Department of Public Works Director for the Town of Durham, attended Durham Day, located at Wagon Hill Farm, to celebrate the community together with hundreds of Durham residents, young and old. Residents took in what may have been the last summery day of the year at the beautiful property, […]

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Photo by Ron Sher. King Tide 2014 Photo Contest 5th Place Winner. It was no picnic at Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire on October 9th!

Snap the Shore, Face the Future! Enter to Win NH King Tide Photo Contest & Raise Awareness of Rising Tides, Oct. 17-19, 2016

Portsmouth, NH –The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is excited to announce the return of the New Hampshire King Tide Photo Contest on October 17-19, 2016 and is calling all citizens to grab their cameras and help us “catch a king” for a chance to win prizes. King Tides are especially high tides that […]

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