High Water, High Anxiety
Summer 2023 made it clear that flooding is one of the greatest risks the Northeast faces from climate change.
Warm air and oceans, along with sea level rise, mean more intense storms and floods. Climate scientists say this, as do Connecticut officials and others around the state who have been doing more to deal with flooding than may be apparent.
CT has updated its stormwater manual with stricter regulations for how municipalities and some large institutions handle stormwater.
Along CT’s shoreline, salt marsh remediation is being explored as a natural solution for flooding. But it often takes non-governmental action.
Nonprofits have become essential tools for CT towns that generally lack the expertise to figure out and solve inland flooding issues.
Nonprofits can facilitate flood remediation projects, and CT towns now have access to grant writing support, resilience training and more.