Invitation- Resilient by Design: Kickoff Celebration – Sept. 10th, Richmond

Resilient by Design I Bay Area Challenge  Kickoff Celebration   Dear Bay Area Leaders   I serve on the Executive Board of the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge.  As such, I want to cordially invite you to attend the Kick-Off Ceremony Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Richmond, California.    We will officially announce the 10 Design Teams […]

Marin Independent Journal: Novato Creek work could help battle sea-level rise, report finds

Dredge work takes place in September along Novato Creek. Sediment from the creek could help protect against sea-level rise and reduce flooding, a new report said. Robert Tong — Marin Independent Journal   By Mark Prado, Marin Independent Journal The Novato Creek rose just below the bridge on Redwood Boulevard on Jan. 8, 2017. Robert Tong — Marin […]

BCDC’s “Financing the Future Working Group” Takes a Closer Look at Insurance Solutions to Sea Level Rise

  On July 20, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) held its most recent Financing the Future Working Group meeting. The working group is one of several committees formed to address issues pertaining to sea level rise in the Bay Area. Presenters at the meeting featured representatives from Bay Planning Coalition member Marsh Risk […]

BCDC-ART Sea Level Rise News and Announcements

Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge Launches, Seeks Site Ideas Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that will include local residents, public officials and experts working to develop innovative solutions for the issues brought on by climate change.  Teams of engineers, architects, designers and other experts will […]

Los Angeles Times: Rising sea levels could be worse than suspected

Rising sea levels could be worse than suspected By Amina Khan Al Seib / Los Angeles Times 2015 High surf crashes into a sea wall at Pacific Palisades. A study finds that rising sea levels will double the risk of flooding. The effects of rising oceans on coastal flooding may be even worse than we […]

SF Chronicle: A Stormy Coastal Challenge

A stormy coastal challenge Al Seib / Los Angeles Times 2015 High surf crashes into the sea wall at Will Rogers State Beach along the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County. Climate change is running smack into property rights in the form of a pending law that would rein in scofflaw homeowners along California’s […]

Visualizing Sea Level Rise Event on 4/22 in Oakland

Visualizing Sea Level Rise Event Saturday, April 22 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Jack London Square, Oakland 333 Broadway Click here for directions.   This Earth Day, join CESP to raise awareness about the devastating impacts of sea level rise due to climate change. Hold up a fabric panel or pennant to show where […]

Latest OPC Report to Serve as Guidance for State and Local Planning Efforts Along California Shorelines

This week, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) released their latest findings on sea level rise in a report entitled, “Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise Science”. The OPC report was requested by the California Ocean Protection Council and the California Natural Resource Agency in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Planning and […]

State of California Science Report on Rising Sea Level Projections

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Spotlight on Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay

This week Bay Planning Coalition held a sold out Expert Briefing event on Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay Area. (The agenda and presentation slides are available here.)   Below is a recap of the topics addressed by the three expert panelists: Robert Battalio, Environmental Science Associates Scott B. Birkey, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Ed Morales, […]