We have organized this evening briefing for Waltham elected and appointed leaders about climate-related threats to the Waltham community, and to share ideas about concrete actions that can be taken to reduce these risks.
-The City of Waltham is on the front lines when it comes to dealing with climate change.
From flooding in the Charles River, Beaver and Chester Brooks to drought to heat waves and extreme storms, climate change is bringing significant weather-related challenges to Waltham.
-According to the National Climate Assessment, these impacts will only grow over time.
Local decisions made about land use, development and stormwater management can alleviate or compound these impacts.
-Federal stimulus and recovery funds are coming for resilience projects, and the Baker Administration is offering Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) and Action Grants to help communities invest in climate resilience – we want to ensure municipal leaders have the data you need to apply this funding most effectively.
CRWA has a long history helping our watershed communities make decisions to protect and restore the Charles River by investing in nature-based solutions; these tools will also build community resilience to climate change. Community leaders in the Charles River watershed will be invited to continue a watershed-focused resilience conversation beyond this initial informational session.