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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 5, 2017
CONTACT: Kirsten Howard, (603) 559-0020

NHCAW Launches New Coastal Resilience Website

Portsmouth, NH – The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) is excited to launch its new website, where municipal officials and volunteers, citizens, educators and others can quickly connect to information about how to reduce the risk of damage from coastal hazards like flooding from storms and sea-level rise and get involved with coastal adaptation projects in New Hampshire. Visitors will find links to upcoming workshops, events, and resources specific to enhancing resilience in our local coastal area. Additionally, the website showcases stories and photos from right here in N.H. to help others learn and build on what’s already being done. To visit the NHCAW website, go to: www.nhcaw.org.

Coastal areas are especially vulnerable to storm surge, flooding and sea-level rise, putting coastal infrastructure, property and habitats at risk. NHCAW is a collaboration of 24 organizations, including NHDES, working directly with coastal watershed communities to ensure they are resourceful, ready and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather and long-term climate change. NHCAW’s new website is designed to improve access to the information and assistance that local decision makers and citizens have asked for in order to be better prepared for future flooding. 

Funds for the website’s development were provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) under the Coastal Zone Management Act in conjunction with the NHDES Coastal Program. One of the goals of NOAA, OCM and the NHDES Coastal Program is to help communities reduce their risk of damage from coastal hazards, and projects like these help move that goal forward.

To visit the NHCAW website, go to: www.nhcaw.org.




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