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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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#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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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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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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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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Register NOW for the 5th NH Coastal Climate Summit

Registration is open for the 5th Annual NH Coastal Climate Summit! HOW DO I REGISTER? Click here! WHEN IS IT? Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8:30am to 3:30pm WHERE IS IT? Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 89 Depot Rd., Greenland NH WHAT IS IT? A collaborative forum of scientists, […]

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Photo by Mike Barron, Hampton NH (2014)

Public Comments Sought on Commission Report Urging State, Municipalities to Prepare New Hampshire for Increased Coastal Flood Risk

Reposted from NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission The New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission summarizes coastal vulnerabilities to projected storm surge, sea-level rise, and extreme precipitation and recommends actions to minimize coastal flood risk in draft report released for public comment. Seabrook, NH – After two and a half years of study, the […]

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Kim Reed (in back in navy jacket) with the Rye Girl Scouts (including her daughter in front row in red) at a beach cleanup

NH Coastal Towns Start Preparing for Sea-level Rise and More Extreme Flooding: Spotlight on Rye

By Kirsten Howard, NHDES Coastal Program It’s no secret that there are some risks that come with living near the beautiful coastline in Rye. In exchange for the scenic vistas, easy access, and some great backyard bird watching, one tradeoff is that residents are exposed to coastal flooding, especially as storms become more intense, sea […]

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