New Haven County

UConn Joins Forces with University of New Haven to Help Local Manufacturers Adopt Sustainable Practices

UConn and the University of New Haven will work with local manufacturers to help them invest in the future with sustainable practices and workforce development

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Quantifying Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Among People in Drug Treatment Programs

The simple, effective assessment tool can help providers evaluate patients without hours of testing

UConn Faculty Developing Leadership Program for Nonprofit Leaders of Color

UConn researchers are working with community leaders to develop an educational program to support leaders of color working at non-profits

Throwing Nitrogen Out with the Stormwater: UConn Extension Educator, Team Helps Coastal Communities Reduce Runoff Pollution

A team of UConn researchers is training students and providing coastal municipalities in Connecticut with green infrastructure plans to reduce stormwater runoff

Climate models predict that Long Island Sound will rise 20 inches in the next 30 years. On the left, the image shows a typical flood plus 20 inches; on the right, a 100 year flood similar to Hurricane Sandy, plus 20 inches. The color scale shows the flood water level: green < 0.5 feet (0.5’), yellow is between 0.5’ and 1’, orange between 1’ and 2’, and red is flooding over 2’. Flooding at the 2’ level washes away cars and SUVs and undermines many structures.

For Future Flood Control, Cities Need Strategy

What we consider a 100-year event is a conservative version of a 10-year event plus 20 inches—what will be a normal flood in 2050

Understanding flood damage risks is especially important in Connecticut, where high density development is common along the shoreline.

Don’t Get Soaked: Flood Damage Could Lessen if Cities Build Smarter

More pavement means more damage from floods

Some 'hot spots' in Fairfield and New Haven counties have seen average temperatures climb by five to 10 degrees over the past two decades.

CIRCA Webinar Presents Changes to Land Surface Temperature, Land Use in New Haven, Fairfield Counties

'Heat islands' in urban areas have experienced a five-to-10-degree temperature increase over the past 20 years

Aiden Barry '19 (CAHNR), lead author of the study, in a drowning salt marsh on the Connecticut coast.

Learning How Salt Marsh Plants May Signal Carbon Capture Capacity

Learning how the composition of salt marshes can predict their ability to serve as reservoirs for carbon

A new method of calculating the flow of water through coastal areas like salt marshes can help residents and planners better prepare for sea level rise and major storms.

A Simple Simulation to Help Coastal Towns Plan for Rising Sea Levels

Knowing how water moves through coastal structures can yield important insights for residents and planners

Beach houses on Lake Michigan, lake erosion dangerously close to houses, half the beach is gone due to high water

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Shoreline Homes and Rising Sea Levels in Connecticut

How strategies to address rising sea levels could affect local taxes, home values, and other factors