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Saturday, November 10, 2018

How Climate Change is Affecting Milford

Climate Change Impacts and Milford: What the Future Holds in Store 

  at Milford Library  

                                                   November 10 at 2 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

This panel will explore current and predicted climate change impacts for Connecticut and Long Island Sound over the next 100 years, information and tools that are available and adaptation strategies to improve our resilience. Storms Irene and Sandy showed just how vulnerable Connecticut is to damage from intense storm events. The impacts of climate change on Milford is likely to result in more intense rainfall events, higher air and water temperatures, more vulnerable beaches and dunes, health related impacts and increases to the lands and infrastructure that could be inundated by rising sea levels and riverine flooding. These events challenge communities to come up with adaptation strategies to deal with impacts from climate change and many communities are working to address this challenge.

Juliana Barrett, Ph.D., is with the University of Connecticut Sea Grant College Program and the Department of Extension. Her work focuses on climate change adaptation and coastal habitat management working with Connecticut’s municipalities, NGO’s and state and federal partners. Prior to coming to Sea Grant in 2006 she worked as a consultant and for The Nature Conservancy as the Director of the Connecticut River Tidelands Last Great Places Program. 

Emmeline Harrigan is a certified Planner and Floodplain Manager and currently serves as the Assistant Planning Director in Fairfield, CT. She has a Master”s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and is the current chair of the CT Association of Flood managers. She previously served as Milford’s Assistant city Planner and assisted in disaster recovery and residency planning after both storms Sandy and Irene.

This event is being hosted by the Environmental Concerns Coalition and Milford Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM

 Milford Public Library

57 New Haven Ave.

Milford, CT 06460 

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