Resilient Worcester

Like many other places, the City of Worcester is already being affected by extreme weather events caused by a changing climate.

In response, in 2019, Worcester completed a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness assessment and planning analysis. The city conducted a community workshop in January, and came out with a set of recommendation for the city and its community to follow in order to improve its infrastructural, societal and environmental resiliency to extreme weather events.

  • To learn more about Worcester’s MVP planning process and read the report - go here.
  • To learn about identified natural hazards and recommended actions - go here.
  • To understand the causes of flooding in Worcester and how to assess your property's vulnerability to flooding and how to prepare for it - go here.
  • To find resources on how to make your property more resilient to floodings - go here.
  • To learn about climate change and its impacts on Worcester - go here.

In 2021, the City completed its first resilient project with the assistance of the MVP Action Grant. Click here to learn more about the rain garden and bioswales at the Worcester Senior Center, addressing flooding and extreme heat impacts to the neighborhood!

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