Resilient Nashua Initiative
The City of Nashua worked with community stakeholders throughout 2018 and 2019 to develop a comprehensive resilience initiative. The Resilient Nashua Initiative’s main purpose was 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. Our first task was to update the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan as well as develop a Resilience Strategy to improve overall resilience for the community as a whole. Throughout 2018 and 2019 the City hosted a variety of opportunities, such as workshops, for stakeholders and the public to contribute to the Resilient Nashua Initiative. We encourage everyone in our community to take part.
To learn more about this Initiative click here.
Two documents were created as final products of the Resilient Nashua Initiative:
Please check out our Resilient Nashua Initiative coUrbanize website! This is the same tool the City used for the Downtown Riverfront Development Plan (courb.co/nashua). The Resilient Nashua coUrbanize can be accessed here: https://courb.co/resilient
People who live, work, or visit Nashua, visited the website and added points to the map based on the first question: “Where and what type of hazard events have you observed in Nashua?”
They answered “Natural Hazards”, “Accidental Hazards”, or Human-Caused Hazards” and provided further information in the associated text box. Additional questions were added the following months, to help bring additional community input into our plan.
The website is currently archived but you can see all of the comments and recommendations.
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