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#KingTideNH2016. By Brian Wilson. Hampton NH

CAW Partners Announce Coastal Resilience Grant Awards, Commit to Implement NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission Recommendations

Portsmouth, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program is excited to announce five new projects to promote flood hazard preparedness and resilience in New Hampshire communities along the Atlantic Coast and Great Bay estuary. Together, these projects mobilize over $521,000 to focus on municipal and state coastal resilience planning and […]

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Exploring the wrack line by the Seavey Creek staddle with junior ranger #odiorne point. By Brian Wilson. Rye NH

Guest Blog Post: The Best Presentations in Life Are Short

NHCAW member and Strafford Regional Planning Commission Principal Planner Kyle Pimental recently gave a conference presentation about a project he worked on with NHCAW partners and Oyster River Middle School teachers, 5th graders, and their parents to explore how climate change affects our communities. In this blog post, Kyle shares some of his tips for giving a great presentation. It’s not always easy […]

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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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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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Coastal Program Announces Request for Proposals for “Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience” Funding Opportunity (Opportunity Closed)

Update: This funding opportunity is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted proposals. 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 […]

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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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King Tide 2015

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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