Preparing for Climate Change

Preparing for Climate Change in Dover

How might sea-level rise, storm surge, and changes in temperature and rainfall affect the City of Dover? Join fellow residents in a series of upcoming workshop to explore these questions and help identify specific actions to prepare for climate change in Dover.

Over the last two years, the City of Dover Planning Department has participated in a variety of workshops and sessions about climate change, working with partners at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science Impact Collaborative, the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Consensus Building Institute.

With the help of climate scientists at the University of New Hampshire, a Summary Risk Assessment for Dover was created, laying out how a changing climate could impact the city. The team also engaged more than 100 participants from the Dover region in workshops last fall, during which attendees participated in a mock decision-making process about how to deal with increasing stormwater flooding risk in a fictional coastal community similar to the City of Dover.

This program is managed by UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Sea Grant. This project is funded by a federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded to the NH Coastal Program.