EPA Resilience and Adaptation in New England Database
The Resilience and Adaptation in New England (RAINE) database is a collection of vulnerability, resilience and adaptation reports, plans and web pages from the state, regional and community level. It includes examples of outreach presentations, tools used to identify vulnerabilities, and funding sources.
The database catalogs the actions being taken to adapt to the impacts of climate change. It houses information on almost 200 New England communities, including tribes, municipalities, cities, towns, states, specific New England waters, regional planning commissions, and other groups.
The purpose of the database is to share information, discover how to better assist adaption efforts in New England, and promote collaboration.
You can create and view maps which show communities that have considered sea level rise, adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, communication, and outreach.
It also includes spotlights that highlight unique, and/or innovative practices being implemented in New England to help communities be more resilient and adapt to climate change. These include the areas of built infrastructure, coastal erosion, coastal protection, collaborative processes, communication infrastructure, Cultural/Historical Resources, Decision Making Processes, Drinking Water Infrastructure, Economic Incentives, Emergency/Disaster Preparedness, Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, Flooding, Housing, Land Use Regulations, Outreach/Communication/Education, Riverine Issues, Sea Level Rise, Shoreline Restoration Plan, and Wastewater Water Infrastructure.