We’re committed to reducing the impacts of extreme weather by helping our communities improve resilience.
Extreme rain events, increased flooding, and more heat waves occur without regard for town boundaries.
These factors, along with more frequent and severe droughts in the Watershed, pose risks to public health, safety, fish and wildlife, as well as the environment.
There are numerous opportunities for communities to improve their resilience to these changes.
- Nature-based strategies can reduce flooding and cool hot spots.
- Climate resilience regulations that ensure construction plans use forward-looking, rather than outdated, information in order to design projects that are long-lasting and prioritize the well-being of each community.
- Restoration and protection of natural resources, such as wetlands and salt marshes, can minimize disruptions caused by extreme events.
Your Community Needs You!
Join residents from across the Watershed to not only discuss climate priorities but also learn about resilience-building opportunities. Find out more and apply here.
Please email NepRWA Managing Director for Community Resilience, Kerry Snyder, with any questions about our Climate Resilience Program.
Neponset Regional Climate Resilience Collaborative
We’re expanding our Watershed communities’ capacity to work together to tackle big challenges.
Watershed Flood Model
Knowing how water moves across the region is the first step to addressing the top climate threat to the Watershed.
We’re working with our coastal communities to address the impacts of sea level rise and extreme weather.
Improving climate resilience in the Neponset Watershed requires all of us to take action.