- CCE Dutchess, along with other CCE associations in the Hudson Valley, the NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, is in its second year working on the Hudson Estuary Watershed Resilience Project. This project is a combination of research, demonstration, and educational outreach designed to address the challenges of flooding, stream and watershed management, and climate change. This effort will provide communities with tools to enhance their understanding of stream dynamics, floodplain function and watershed planning to reduce their vulnerability to floods in an era of increasing heavy precipitation events. The project will evaluate the capacity of communities to respond to floods in a manner that reduces future flooding impacts and ensures the long-term viability of stream systems.
- CCE Dutchess has expanded on its flood resiliency work by teaming-up with NYS RISE – a consortium of academic and research institutions whose mission is to improve the coordination among multiple sources of information and expertise, and speed the translation from research to application to improve the built environment and prepare stakeholders for extreme weather events. Project partners include: Cornell University and Extension, NYU Polytechnic, Stony Brook University, Columbia University, City University of New York, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.