The Climate Change Program for the Hudson River Estuary helps communities adapt to a changing climate and become more resilient to climate risks.
- DEC Announces $250,000 in Awards to Improve Resiliency of Kingston and Piermont Riverfronts
- There are over 15 state and federal assistance programs totaling over $150 million to help support projects related to climate resilience in your community. You can download our 2019 Financing Waterfront Resilience fact sheet (PDF) to learn more.
Celebrating early adaptation success:
- The Village of Piermont is recognized as a leader in discussing strategic relocation in article Mental stress on rise as coastal towns confront surging climate threats 6/21/19
- The City of Kingston and Village of Piermont are celebrating their leading climate resilience work in community-wide events in 2018 and 2019
- Short film just released: Sustainable Shorelines and all videos now available with English or Spanish subtitles!
- Adapting to Rising Waters along the Hudson: Lessons from Piermont, NY 7/19/18
What is Climate Resilience?
Climate resilience means our ability to manage climate risks, respond productively as the climate changes and recover quickly from extreme events. View our page on helping communities become more climate resilient to learn more.
What are our Climate Risks in the Hudson River Estuary?
The primary climate risks identified for this region include increased frequency and severity of:
- Flooding, which can impact our waterfront properties and infrastructure
- Heat waves, which can impact human health and agriculture
- Short-term drought, which can impact our food and water supply
Please download our climate fact sheet (PDF) (191 KB) for an overview of climate change in the Hudson Valley and what you can do to help. You can also view our webpage or download a PDF of the latest climate projections for the Hudson Valley (PDF) (347 KB).
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