Climate Resilience

Rhode Island’s coastal comunities are vulnerable to rising seas. We're partnering with cities and towns throughout Rhode Island to make sure they are prepared for the impacts of climate change.

Bioretention_Rhode Island_Photo courtesy of  Providence College

Green Infrastructure Coalition

Clean Water Action is a leading member of the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, which advocates for natural landscaping methods to help clean and control storm water. Learn more.

Flooding in the Point Neighborhood in Newport RI - February 2016. Photo credit: Lauren Carson / Clean Water Action

Making Oil and Gas Pay for Climate Change Pollution

Climate Change is already impacting residents and businesses in our state. Stronger storms are causing increased flooding of residences and businesses and warming waters are decimating lobster and flounder populations.

Prescott Farm Windmill. Photo Credit: Alicia Dauksis / Shutterstock

Preparing Portsmouth for Climate Change

Portsmouth is revising the town comprehensive plan and the new plan will address natural hazards.

Gas flare - black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Say NO to a Gas Plant in Providence

We don't need a new Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) plant here in Providence and Mayor Elorza needs to stand with us to stop it!

From We All Live Downstream

January 3, 2016

I was thrilled to be able to attend the final presentation of the Brown TRI-Lab (Teaching, Research, Impact) students on their successful project to bring green infrastructure to the West End neighborhood of Providence, R.I.

August 11, 2015

The West End of Providence was a treasure trove of potential when I first walked through it, vacant lots occupied every street, curbs were wide and dilapidated and unused impervious surfaces were abundant: the ideal community for green infrastructure. My imagination ran wild; I would walk around and envision small rain gardens or massive pedestrian refuges in the streets.