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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...

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam

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...

Climate-related risks expose insurer assets: California analysis

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...

The Growing Threat of Urban Flooding

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...

Paying for Climate Adaptation in California: A Primer for Practitioners

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...


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