Climate Adaption or Resiliency is embedded in Portland's history and stated in Portland's motto, Resurgam, latin for "I will rise again." The motto refers to Portland's recoveries from four devastating fires.
Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP), through the Federal Department of Homeland Security is studying the Sebago Lake Watershed and examining lifeline sectors (e.g. water, sewer, energy) for vulnerabilities to climate change with a lens towards climate change adaption. A report is expected in the next year.