Building Coastal Resilience: U.S. Risks and Preparedness
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As sea levels continue to rise, coastal communities find themselves on the front line of a changing climate. Higher seas, stronger storm surges, and associated flooding threaten important economic activity such as energy production and transportation, ports, tourist areas and attractions, and fishing. In addition, these changes also threaten critical military installations located on the coasts. Speakers explored the opportunities and risks of action versus inaction and identify successful case-studies as well as scenarios for circumstances where adapting “in place” is not an option.
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|8:15 a.m.||Registration – light breakfast served|
Welcome Remarks – Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium; Vice Chairman, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Panel I – Sea Level Rise
Moderator: Katharine Mach, Director of the Stanford Environment Assessment Facility,Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Dustin Schroeder, Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics, Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
|12 p.m.||Lunch Break|
Panel II – Ocean Health
Moderator: Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
Jennifer Liebeler Michael, Senior Environmental Policy Advisor, Chevron Corporation
Panel III – Deep Dive on San Francisco Bay/California
Moderator: Alice Hill, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
David Behar, Climate Program Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
|5:00 p.m.||Wrap up and Adjourn – Reception to follow|
This science and policy forum was held as part of the Building Coastal Resilience for Greater U.S. Security Project sponsored by the Hoover Institution, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Wilson Center.