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Sea Level Rise: Why We Need Nature-Based Adaptation (Webinar Series)

May 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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Thursdays 9 am – Noon: May 13th, 20th, 27th

Decision-makers, their staff and the public need more information about nature-based adaptation to sea level rise and why it is critical for cities around the Bay. This webinar provides an introduction to Nature-Based Adaptations and how to plan for and fund them. 

Learn from leading experts in the field about how to make your community resilient to the impacts of sea level rise. You will join a community of decision-makers who are working to protect their communities while improving the quality of life for residents and leaving a living legacy.

San Francisco Bay is a complex living ecosystem, essential to the ecology of California. As sea levels rise, urgent action is needed as rising levels seriously endanger the Bay’s ecology in addition to threatening economic harm to housing, industry and critical infrastructure.

Vibrant wetland ecosystems provide dynamic flood protection, groundwater recharge, carbon sequestration, clean water, pollution filtration, fish and wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation. Protecting undeveloped land along the bayshore is especially important as it provides space for the upwards migration of wetlands as sea levels rise.

Recent studies are confirming what scientists have believed, that traditional “armored” shorelines such as levees and concrete bulkheads offer less long-term protection than people might think. Now more scientists, policy makers and funding agencies have come to understand that “living shorelines” are valuable in protecting coastlines.

Target Audience: The intended audience for this webinar series includes city council members and other elected officials and their staff, city and county flood control and public works staff leaders, public and private utility staff, sustainability leaders and developers and the general public.

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Presented Jointly by the Loma Prieta Chapter, the Redwood Chapter and the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club