What makes a shoreline resilient? Creative strategies for Great Bay

July 12, 2022 | By: Lynn Vaccaro, Great Bay NERR

Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management Improve Resiliency

By: Kyle Pimental (SRPC) and Ben Sweeney (NHDES Coastal Program)

Dover’s Street Tree Plan Strengthens Climate Resiliency in Downtown Core

May 3, 2021 | By: Kyle Pimental (Strafford Regional Planning Commission)

Who We Are

The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW) is a collaboration of over 30 organizations working to assist communities in NH’s coastal watershed to prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and long term climate change…

What We Do

Since 2009, CAW partner organizations have worked together and partnered with communities on over 100 projects totaling more than $7 million in grant funding.


CAW works with communities and other partner organizations to hold regular workshops and events and share stories about creative resilience solutions in coastal New Hampshire.

Learn More about the NH Coastal Viewer

Explore the NH Coastal Viewer – A user friendly online mapping tool that combines spatial data about coastal watershed resources and hazards together in one place for you.

Our Mission

To assist communities in New Hampshire’s coastal watershed to prepare for the impacts of extreme weather and long term climate change by providing resources, facilitation, and guidance that enhance readiness and resilience.

On Twitter

Check out some of the innovative #stormwater management strategies the City of Dover has undertaken to address impacts from climate change, summarized in an article by Kyle Pimental from @StraffordRPC and Ben Sweeney from @NHDES - https://www.nhcaw.org/innovative-approaches-to-stormwater-management-improve-resiliency/

Getting to the NH Seacoast is expected to get a lot more difficult in the future due to rising sea levels, according to the recently completed Seacoast Transportation Corridor Vulnerability Assessment. http://ow.ly/QQlr50JUeH2 @RPC_NH @UofNH @NHDES @NewHampshireDOT