Waterford was awarded  $175,000 in Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. This program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Housing on behalf of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds were granted to help Waterford assess the potential impacts of rising seas, storms and increased rainfall on public infrastructure and natural resources.   The study will provide the Town with information and tools to prioritize capital projects and increase resiliency. 

This project began in September of 2016 and will end in October of 2017.  A working group of staff and members of Town Boards and Commissions was formed to provide technical feedback to the consultant, Kleinfelder, Inc. A draft report is currently available for public review and comment. Comments can be provided via email or in writing to Abby Piersall, AICP 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford CT 06385. The draft will be available for public comment through October 6, 2017. DRAFT: Waterford Climate Project Report


Presentations about this project are available below. If you would like additional project information, please contact Abby Piersall, AICP, Planning Director.


  1.  September 28, 2016 Project Kickoff Meeting

  2.  October 28, 2016 Climate Change Parameters

  3.  February 16, 2017 Preliminary Vulnerability Assessment

  4.  April 18, 2017 Final Vulnerability Assessment

  5.  May 24, 2017 Public Forum Presentation

  6. August 29, 2017 Public Forum Presentation

    Please contact Abby Piersall, Planning Director, with any questions.