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October 8, 2013 > Adapting to Rising Tides Workshop

Adapting to Rising Tides Workshop

Submitted By City of Union City

Since January 2011, City staff has been participating in the Adapting To Rising Tides (ART) project, which looks at potential impacts of sea-level rise on the Bay Area. The project is sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) in partnership with the NOAA Coastal Services Center (NOAA CSC) and with assistance fromÊICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The project area extends along a portion of the Alameda County shoreline from Emeryville to Union City. Several reports were prepared that assessed this areaÕs vulnerability and risk from sea-level rise. The analysis looked at a variety of sectors that potentially could be impacted from a rise in sea level such as utilities, community services and facilities, and transportation corridors. For more information regarding the program and access to these reports, please visit the ART project website located at: http://www.adaptingtorisingtides.org/project-overview/ .

The project has wrapped up and BCDC staff will be hosting a workshop to showcase the findings of the project. The workshop will also include a break-out session to provide an opportunity for regional and local decision-makers to learn about and discuss the outcomes of the ART project and how they can inform the next steps in adaptation planning at the regional scale.

Rising Tides Workshop
Thursday, Oct 17
1 p.m. Ð 4 p.m.
Metro Center Auditorium
101 8th Street, Oakland
http://www.adaptingtorisingtides.org/project-overview/

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