Welcome to RI Municipal Resilience Modules

The PREP-RI online module series aims to increase the capacity of municipal decision makers to make effective choices supporting resilience to the impacts from climate change. Considering current and future impacts helps shape decisions that enhance the health, safety, and welfare of Rhode Island’s communities. The brief modules provide an understanding of the implications of a changing climate in Rhode Island.
Each module consists of a voice-over PowerPoint, speaker notes, and a resources document. Relevant examples and lessons learned from Rhode Island communities are included, as well as ways to use various resources and tools in decision-making. PREP-RI builds upon existing State efforts and is the product of collaboration among experts from a variety of fields. While this series is primarily geared toward coastal municipalities, much of the information will be helpful for inland communities as well as other public and private sector stakeholders throughout the state.

PREP-RI was developed by the Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant, both at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and by the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Support for this project was provided by the state of Rhode Island.