Climate Change Program for the Hudson River Estuary
Climate change is increasing the risk of flooding
in shoreline communities (C. Bowser)
The climate of the Hudson Valley is changing. Climate scientists have documented actual and expected changes in our regional climate and how these changes will affect natural and human communities in our region. Changes in our climate can affect both ground and water resources including:
- the health and productivity of our forests,
- the future of our tidal wetland communities,
- our drinking water,
- recreational opportunities,
- transportation systems, and
- coastal infrastructure.
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. For examples, please visit the Hudson River Climate Resilience Case Studies page.
For more information please contact:
Climate Outreach Specialist
Hudson River Estuary Program
Department of Environmental Conservation
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