Impacts of Bay Area Sea-level Rise:
How Can Nature Help?
Rising Shorelines and Higher Groundwater Will Require Significant Adaptation
Thursday June 18, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 PM - online event - Zoom link will be emailed separately
Now is the time for Marin communities to develop and implement plans for adapting to sea-level and groundwater level rise. Come learn about recent research findings that affect you and how to support proposed solutions. Experts from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University/Estuary & Ocean Science Center bring their expertise to talk about Marin’s challenges and opportunities for adaptation.
Christopher Chung/Press Democrat
What are the issues?
Sea levels are rising due to climate change, resulting in higher shorelines and groundwater levels, increased flooding during king tides, infra-structure impacts and great uncertainty for all. Marin County has conducted two in-depth sea-level rise vulnerability studies, which show that Marin, as a peninsula, is very vulnerable to sea level rise. Governments around the Bay Area are working to move from vulnerability assessment phase to implementing adaptation strategies and action. Options include hard-scape solutions such as dikes and sea walls and nature-based approaches such as wetland restoration and oyster bed regeneration. With its extensive coastline, Marin offers opportunities to use nature for greater climate resilience.
Dr. Kristina Hill
Dr. Katharyn Boyer
Professor, San Francisco
State University, Estuary & Ocean Science Center
Dr. Stuart Siegel
Coastal Resilience Specialist, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
$10 members/$18 non-members suggested donation.
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