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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...

California's 4th Climate Change Assessment: San Francisco Bay Area Region Report

September 24, 2018 — BARC is a contributing author to the Bay Area Region report, part of California's 4th Climate Change Assessment. Written in partnership with several local and regional stakeholders, the Bay Area Region report provides a multi-sector perspective intended to arm local and regional decision makers...

For a world of rising sea levels, a showcase of proposed solutions

September 17, 2018 — In a week largely dedicated to climate mitigation at the Global Climate Action Summit, the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge presented a perspective on the pressing challenges and opportunities for adapting the Bay Area to future flooding. At a pop-up store front not far from the Bay Area...

Many Major Airports are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong.

September 13, 2018 — Airports around the world are some of the most prone to flooding and sea level rise, with some of the busiest airports including San Francisco International, less than 15 feet above sea level. This article highlights the threat of flooding from rising sea levels and extreme storms especially for...

Many Major Airports are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong.

September 13, 2018 — Airports around the world are some of the most prone to flooding and sea level rise, with some of the busiest airports including San Francisco International, less than 15 feet above sea level. This article highlights the threat of flooding from rising sea levels and extreme storms especially for...

Many coastal properties may be flooded out by 2045, climate report warns

June 17, 2018 — The Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization, has issued a report that indicates more than 20,000 homes are at risk from flooding in California. United States property valued at approximately $135 billion could be damaged or destroyed by flooding by 2045. The...

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