Working together is the key to developing a better future for Bay Area communities. BARC fosters collaboration across our region for positive change.

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, is working to problem-solve for big 21st century challenges impacting the Bay Area, including climate change and social and economic injustice. 
We promote coordination among our member agencies, community leaders and decision makers to advance solutions that benefit everyone. 


January 16, 2019 — At their November 16, 2018 meeting, The BARC Governing Board approved the addition of California State Coastal Conservancy (“SCC”) Executive Officer Sam Schuchat as a new non-voting member. This decision will go into effect at the BARC Governing Board's next meeting on February 15, 2019. The...
January 9, 2019 — This National Geographic article captures current perceptions and preparations around the country and the globe, to the far-ranging impacts of climate change from wildlife to torrential rain. The increasing need to respond proactively is being met with more seriousness in a time when adaptation...
January 7, 2019 — A report of the California insurance market has clearly indicated a need for insurers to seriously contend with the risks posed by climate change and how this can potentially impact investment portfolios, which amount to almost $43 trillion. Backed by the scenario analysis completed as part of...
January 5, 2019 — Report findings from a joint study published by the Center for Disaster Resilience identifies urban flooding as a ‘national and significant source of economic loss, social disruption, and housing inequality’. Aging and degrading wastewater and stormwater systems around the country are unable to...
October 22, 2018 — Paying for Climate Adaptation in California helps detail steps planning authorities, asset operators and owners, and private entities can take to tackle the large-scale investments necessary for keeping Bay Area infrastructure functioning in a changing climate. The practitioner's guide provides...

Meetings & Events

Wednesday, January 23

San Mateo County Office, 555 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Friday, February 15

Friday, February 15, 2019