The Climate Change Program for the Hudson River Estuary helps communities plan for the future
Local climate resilience in the news
- 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
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).
Past local climate resilience in the news
- 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