Successful Response to Coastal Adaptation Challenges

June 11, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pmRegistration Closed
 With sea level rise projected and the potential for increased incidence of destructive storms born at sea, adaptation by coastal communities and inhabitants becomes crucially important. Port facilities, cities, seaside resorts, and the extensive infrastructure that links communities along our coasts all require attention to assess risks, to plan for potential catastrophe, and to address change as it occurs. This panel will review the key messages of the National Climate Assessment Coastal chapter and present perspectives of those engaged in the thinking and implementation on the west coast of the U.S. Vulnerabilities at varied locations and strategies for addressing them will be explored by those on the front lines of climate change adaptation.
 Moderator: Gary Blank, NC State University
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 Susanne Moser, Director and Principal Researcher, Susanne Moser Research and Consulting, Santa Cruz, CA
 Understanding risks and vulnerabilities: Key messages from the National Climate Assessment Coastal Chapter
 Presentation: Slides MP4 File (17 minutes, 10.8 MB)
 Cody Hooven, Senior Environmental Specialist for Environmental and Land Use Management, Port of San Diego, San Diego, CA
 Case study of San Diego Bay Sea Level Rise Adaptation
 Presentation: Slides MP4 File (15 minutes, 8.71 MB)
 Marilyn Latta, Project Manager, California State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, CA
 San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines Project
 Presentation: MP4 File (16 minutes, 10.8 MB)
 Question & Answer Recording: MP4 File (40 minutes, 21.7 MB)
 Follow Up Questions:
 Cody discussed real estate disclosures. Can she elaborate on this and what kind of response we might anticipate from other port authorities if real estate disclosure becomes part of the regulatory process?
 Great question that I'm not able to answer very specifically. Real Estate disclosures are a potential adaptation strategy but not one we have adopted or implemented yet. I would imagine if a discloser becomes regulatory then all new leases would include a disclosure of risk but I can't say for sure how this will play out.
 Many people are still in the denial stage. Either it isn't happening or it is happening very slowly and we have time to deal with this later. With today's budgets and rising debt, how do you promote public support so the elected officials don't feel that
 A group in San Diego made up of the University of San Diego, The San Diego Foundation, and others have taken a very interesting approach to this by conducting public opinion surveys and sharing the results with elected officials and surveying/educating decisionmakers themselves. You can find more about this at their website:

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