Regional Climate Meeting Update

June 18, 2024

The Neponset River Watershed Association hosted a virtual public meeting on June 11th, where residents from across the region learned about a multi-partner project aimed at helping communities prepare for climate change impacts.

Participants also received updates on the flood model, first developed in 2023, and gained insights into the implications of climate change for their communities.

View the presentation slides.

View the meeting recording.

About the Project

The Town of Dedham leads a coalition of regional municipalities, including Boston, Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Canton, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Norwood, Sharon, Stoughton, and Westwood, working together to adapt their communities to climate impacts. (Quincy and Walpole were partners during Phase 1 of the project.)

The project, funded through the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program, is now in its second phase and includes the enhancement of a watershed-wide flood model that towns may use as a tool to identify neighborhoods at higher risk of future flooding. The project also promotes education, discussion, and regional planning among residents and municipal officials.

To learn more about this project and other projects supporting community resilience to climate change, visit neponset.org/climate or email NepRWA Managing Director for Community Resilience, Kerry Snyder

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