The City of Nashua, lead by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Community Development Division, with the support of numerous City Departments and local community organizations, will be working with community stakeholders throughout 2018 to develop a comprehensive resilience initiative. The Resilient Nashua Initiative’s main purpose is to identify acute shocks and chronic stressors impacting the City of Nashua, now and in the future, and collaboratively find solutions to address these complex issues.
The overall Resilient Nashua Initiative will consists of several major components that will be integrated over the period of two years and funded through several federal and private grants. The first major component will be the 2018 update to the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Funding for this activity is through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is required every 5 years. The purpose of Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify local policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses from hazards.
Next, the City will expand upon the Hazard Mitigation Plan through the development of the City’s first community-wide Resilience Plan and Strategy. This component has been funded through the Healthy Communities Grant Program by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The main focus of this plan will be to will integrate strategies for acute shocks and chronic stresses, ranging from aging infrastructure, adverse socio-economic trends, and climate adaptation, by engaging with a range of diverse community stakeholders and the public throughout the year.
Throughout 2018 and 2019 the City will host a variety of opportunities, such as workshops, for stakeholders and the public to contribute to the Resilient Nashua Initiative. For more details on upcoming meetings and events please visit our webpage.
Nashua will be working with community stakeholders throughout 2018 to develop a comprehensive resilience initiative with the main purpose being to identify acute shocks and chronic stressors impacting our City, now and in the future. We encourage everyone in our community to take part.Full Article
For over a decade, Lyle Reed Brook, a tributary to the Nashua River had been listed as a water body with impaired water quality by the State of New Hampshire. After being tested again in 2016, Lyle Reed Brook is now delisted and found to be fully supporting of aquatic life for both dissolved oxygen and pH.Full Article
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