About Resilience

Read about the objectives and mission of DCAMM's Resilience Program.

Executive Order 569 - Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth links to PDF file

On September 16, 2016, Governor Baker signed Executive Order 569, which tasks Commonwealth agencies with pursing an integrated approach to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and energy planning.  EO569 affirms that Commonwealth leadership should clearly consider climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and energy planning as inter-related challenges, and demonstrates the Commonwealth’s responsibility to lead by example.

Resilience Team (Re-Team)

Resilience Team members and contact information.

Lectures

DCAMM-sponsored lectures from industry experts on the subject of Resilience, from regional level planning implications to adaptive construction practices.

Statewide Resilience Master Plan

In creating guidelines for implementing structural retrofits and improvements, this masterplan will lay out the groundwork for DCAMM to implement resilient design on future projects and ensure service continuity for its constituents.

Best Management Practices

A selection of design solutions which can be applied to both the private and public sector. Studies include mitigation for flooding, storm surge, high wind, and urban heat islands.

Literature

Collection of literature used to study, understand, and gain insight from not only local sources, but national and international as well

Regional Planning Agencies

Overview of the various Regional Planning Agencies within the Commonwealth, four of which have land use authority.

Cities

Cities with extensive involvement, Boston and Cambridge.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA)

Preserves open space and working landscapes; enforces pollution laws; reviews the environmental impact of major real estate and infrastructure developments; enhances the state’s role in energy conservation and production, and provides opportunities for outdoor recreation and access at the parks, beaches, and farms.

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER)

Develops and implements policies and programs aimed at ensuring the adequacy, security, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of the Commonwealth's energy supply to create a clean, affordable and resilient energy future.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Works with local emergency managers, other state agencies, private organizations, and the federal government to identify the extent of a disaster, respond as much as possible to calls for threats to personal safety and health, and maintain order.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities.

Map Viewers

Assortment of interactive maps from federal and local sources.

Northeast Graphical Forecaster

NOAA (precipitation, temperature, winter, tropical, fire)

LiDAR Terrain Data

Downloadable data for emergency response, drainage studies and hydrologic/floodplain modeling, development suitability analysis and infrastructure planning.