Addressing Sea Level Rise with the Water Board and Coastal Conservancy

This month the BPC Sustainable Waterfronts Committee hosted the San Francisco Regional Water Board and the California State Coastal Conservancy to discuss the respective agency’s sea level rise and climate change adaptation strategies. Both agencies recognize the urgency of climate threats to our region, and quickly pursuing mitigation and adaptation measures. The Regional Water Board detailed its planned amendments to its Basin Plan, the agency’s guiding blueprint, to document the threats of climate change and identify preferred sea level rise adaptation strategies. The Coastal Conservancy highlighted how the agency has established its Climate Ready Grant Program, prioritized the implementation of nature-based solutions, and begun funding wildfire adaptation plans. BPC looks forward to continuing to work with both agencies to strengthen the resilience of the region in the face of climate change. Special thanks to ESA for hosting.