The Climate Change Program for the Hudson River Estuary helps communities plan for the future
Local climate resilience in the news
- Just released: 2015 - 2020 Hudson River Estuary Coordinator's Report (PDF), view Resilient Communities highlights beginning on page 6
- New: The Flood Resilience Handbook for Public Access Sites along the Hudson River: from Troy to Yonkers (PDF)
- New Adaptation Inspiration videos: History of the Hudson: Hope for the Future (Part 1) (with Spanish captions) and Future of the Hudson: Develop a Climate Resilience Vision (Part 2) (with Spanish captions)
- DEC Announces $750,000 in Grants Available for Hudson River Estuary Communities
- 2020 State of the Hudson Report (PDF) released, see climate change chapter starting on page 87!
- Read the latest policy brief on climate justice and flooding from the Community and Regional Development Institute
- Learn about our Climate-adaptive Design Phase II: 30% Engineering projects in Kingston and Piermont in this Sustainable Shorelines Designs Webinar Series (content starts at 7:45)
What is Climate Change?
View answers to frequently asked questions on climate change from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
What is Climate Resilience?
Climate resilience is our ability to manage climate risks, respond productively as the climate changes and recover quickly from extreme events. It acknowledges that some are more affected by climate change than others, and incorporates the principles of climate justice to help communities “bounce forward” to a better future. 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).
Past local climate resilience in the news
- Upstream communities face a flooded future, March, 2021
- Town of North Greenbush completes Climate Smart Resiliency evaluation, February 2021
- DEC Announces New Measures to Help New York Build Stronger and Smarter to Reduce Flood Risk Statewide, November 4, 2020
- Building Community Consensus for Flood Risk Adaptation (PDF), June 2020
- Red Hook and Rhinebeck plan for climate change with a Community Resilience Building workshop
- Making Coastal Adaptation Personal, July 8, 2020
- 5-minute Adaptation Inspiration video: Conserving Nature in Your Community: https://tinyurl.com/CSCvideoCEA
- Hudson seeks Climate Smart Community certification, April 2, 2020
- Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency works with local communities to implement Climate Smart Communities Certification Program, February 24, 2020
- Tarrytown Hosts Workshop on Flooding Caused by Climate Change, October 9, 2019
- DEC Announces $250,000 in Awards to Improve Resiliency of Kingston and Piermont Riverfronts
- Mental stress on rise as coastal towns confront surging climate threats 6/21/19
- Adapting to Rising Waters along the Hudson: Lessons from Piermont, NY 7/19/18
- Governor Cuomo announces $3 million for studies to reduce community flood risk