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We’re joining the Environmental Forum of Marin

for our March 2020 Meet-Up

Our Core Team member, Dr. Stuart Siegel, will be the Q&A Moderator

Impacts of Bay Area Sea-level Rise:

How Can Nature Help?

Rising Shorelines and Higher Groundwater Will Require Significant Adaptation

March 17, 2020

6:30-9pm (doors open at 6:00pm with light refreshments)

Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA

Associate Professor,
UC Berkeley
Professor, San Francisco
State University, Estuary & Ocean Science Center
Q&A Moderator:
Coastal Resilience Specialist, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Now is the time for Marin communities to develop and implement plans for adapting to sea-level and groundwater level rise. Come learn about recent research findings that affect you and how to support proposed solutions. Experts from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University/Estuary & Ocean Science Center bring their expertise to talk about Marin’s challenges and opportunities for adaptation.

 What are the issues?

  • Impacts of Bay Area and Marin County sea level rise
  • How does sea level rise affect groundwater levels?
  • Implications of rising shorelines and groundwater on Marin
  • Hardscape vs. nature-based adaptation

What are the solutions?

  • Adaptation strategies for urban and suburban areas
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Examples of recent Bay Area adaptation projects
  • What can you do to make a difference?
Sea levels are rising due to climate change, resulting in higher shorelines and groundwater levels, increased flooding during king tides, infra-structure impacts and great uncertainty for all. Marin County has conducted two in-depth sea-level rise vulnerability studies, which show that Marin, as a peninsula, is very vulnerable to sea level rise.
Governments around the Bay Area are working to move from vulnerability assessment phase to implementing adaptation strategies and action. Options include hard-scape solutions such as dikes and sea walls and nature-based approaches such as wetland restoration and oyster bed regeneration. With its extensive coastline, Marin offers opportunities to use nature for greater climate resilience.
$10 members/$18 non-members in advance
Students with ID are free.
No-one turned away.
Not a member? Join or Renew at www.MarinEFM.org