Tag Archives: climate change

Secretary John Laird discusses climate change adaptation at Southern California conference

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Secretary John Laird speaks of the administration’s efforts on climate change adaptation, sea level rise, and preparing our water resources for the future The State of the Bay conference is held every five years to address the progress of restoring and protecting the Santa Monica Bay and its resources. The one-day conference, jointly presented by The Bay Foundation, Santa Monica […]

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Adapting to sea level rise and climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area: What can we do?

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Dr. Letitia Grenier and Jeremy Lowe discuss current projects underway to address adapting the San Francisco Bay’s shoreline for sea level rise and climate change With sea level rise projected to be anywhere from 2 feet to 5 feet, many projects in recent years have been focusing on how to adapt the San Francisco Bay’s extensive shoreline.  At the May […]

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Landscape-scale planning for ecological resilience in the Bay and Delta

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Senior Scientist Robin Grossinger discusses the latest research working to develop tools and to understand how to build landscapes resilient to climate change and able to support native species into the future The state of California has set ambitious restoration goals for restoration of the Delta’s ecosystem as embodied in the Delta Plan and other processes.  Even with restoration planned […]

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Tidal marshes: Adapting to sea level rise, carbon sequestration

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Dr. Jim Morris on the mechanisms of how tidal marshes keep pace with sea level rise, and Dr. John Callaway with research on carbon sequestration in the San Francisco Bay’s tidal wetlands Back in the late 1800s as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was being reclaimed for agriculture, a somewhat parallel process was happening to the shoreline of the San Francisco […]

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Projecting inundation in the San Francisco Bay: Sea level and tides

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UC Berkeley’s Dr. Mark Stacey with the latest research on the impacts of sea level rise on the Bay Area and possible responses With sea level projected to rise at least one meter by 2100, possible even more, much needed attention is being paid on how to prepare the San Francisco Bay’s extensive shoreline to adapt to significant amounts of […]

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Climate change and the Delta: What do we know about climate driven variability of the Bay-Delta ecosystem?

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Dr. Jim Cloern briefly reviews what we know and what we don’t know about how climate change will impact the Bay-Delta Climate change is just one of many threats to the Bay-Delta, and it has the potential to alter the ecosystem on a vast scale.  The May 6 seminar, New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco […]

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Delta challenges workshop, part 2: Water supply reliability and its challenges

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Panelists discuss water operations and supply, climate change, the regulatory environment, water conservation, and water supply economics Earlier this year,  the Delta Science Program tasked the four former Delta lead scientists with developing a brief report for policy makers and the general public that explains the challenges, complexities, and controversies operating in the Delta.  The Delta Challenges Workshop, held in […]

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Droughts, climate change, and dams: Reconciling a future for California’s native fishes

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Dr. Peter Moyle lays out a statewide aquatic conservation strategy for saving California’s native fishes in the face of climate change Dr. Peter Moyle is a professor of fish biology at UC Davis who has been working with freshwater fishes of California since 1969, and is affiliated with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the Department of Wildlife, […]

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Panel discussion: The impacts of climate change on water resources


Peter Gleick, Noah Diffenbaugh, Wade Crowfoot, and Solomon Hsiang discuss the current drought and climate change, focusing on water resources, climate risks, economic impacts, and policy solutions The Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted the forum, New Directions for U.S. Water Policy, in October of last year, which focused on the release of […]

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Pat Mulroy to California: Fix the Bay Delta

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Keynote speaker Pat Mulroy opens California Water Policy Conference with a stern warning: California must fix the Bay Delta, because what happens in the Delta matters in Denver The California Water Policy Conference, now in its 24th year, opened on March 19th with keynote speaker Pat Mulroy.  The former general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Ms. Mulroy is […]

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