Designing Living Shorelines for Great Bay

August 23, 2022 | By: Lynn Vaccaro

2022 NH Climate Summit

September 28 & 29, 2022

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)

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

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A new website to help communities understand the real-time climate-related hazards in their area, analyze projected long-term exposure to those hazards, and identify federal funds to support climate resilience projects for their communities. How might this help you?


We are pleased to introduce a first-of-its-kind tool to help communities assess their exposure to climate hazards.

Learn more about the Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) portal:

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