Plan Update

Thank you to all those who have shared their thoughts to fine-tune actions and implementation steps through community surveys, focus groups, and the public comment period. A big thank you as well to the Resilient Watertown Stakeholder Advisory Group for their significant contributions. 

The plan has been finalized and has submitted to City Council for review and adoption in Summer of 2022.

Click here to view the latest version of the plan (pending any changes made by City Council).

Five Plan Elements: Natural Resources, Buildings & Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Infrastructure & Waste Management, and Public Health & Community Preparedness

Five Plan Elements

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Our Plan

There are two levers for acting on climate change: reducing our GHG emissions and adapting to unavoidable changes. Our Climate & Energy Plan will identify opportunities to reduce GHGs, while enhancing our community’s resilience to those climate hazards we are already experiencing.

Survey One asked Watertown residents about their priorities and concerns in each of these five planning areas. Check out the first Survey Engagement Report to learn more!

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Guiding Principles

Six GUIDING PRINCIPLES aligned with our Town priorities will be the foundation for achieving our goals and implementing our actions.

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions, Resilience, Preservation of Natural Resources, Regional Collaboration, Economic Vitality, Equity and Justice

Six Guiding Principles

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Climate Change Impacts

Climate change will intensify existing climate hazards in Watertown, with impacts to community health, local natural resources, and infrastructure.

Learn more about climate change in Watertown on the Resilient Watertown dashboard

Changing climate conditions lead to climate hazards which create climate impacts.

Climate Impacts

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History and Planning Timeline

Resilient Watertown will build on important Town initiatives and milestones, and rely on our culture of engaged citizenship, to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

History and Planning Timeline

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Watch the Video

Watertown is where things get made. Here, generations of industry flourish beside new technologies and a growing diversity of cultures. As a changing climate and shifting economy threaten to disrupt the place we call home, Resilient Watertown is how we will chart the course to a sustainable future together.

Watch the Resilient Watertown Video!

Resilient Watertown

Get Involved

The century ahead promises to challenge every one of us, but Watertown has proven time and again that we have what it takes to keep people safe, happy, and strong. Please join us in developing a Plan that meets all of Watertown’s needs, now and into the future.

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