Climate Change, Water & Cities: How Communities Can Adapt to Sea-Level Rise & Increased Flood Risk
Friday, May 19, 2017
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CDT
San Francisco, CA, United States
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Climate change threatens hundreds of miles of vulnerable coastline and nearby areas in California’s metropolitan areas. Sea-level rise projections continue to increase, and scientists predict a rise in the frequency and severity of storm surges and flooding. With an estimated half million people living in coastal low-lying areas, a substantial segment of the state’s population will be directly affected. This panel convenes local officials and experts who grapple every day with the tough challenges—and opportunities—presented by the need for cities to begin adapting to the water-related effects of climate change. Moderated by an environmental attorney, the panel will address the approaches taken by local agencies.
Lynne Bynder, firstname.lastname@example.org