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Safeguarding California: A State's Updated Adaptation Plan

Lara Hansen, Amber Pairis, and Michael McCormick
Created: 2/20/2014 - Updated: 8/12/2019

Abstract

The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with other state agencies, is updating the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy. The draft Safeguarding California Plan augments previously identified strategies in light of advances in climate science and risk management options. The plan is currently open for comment. Listen to this webinar to learn what California and other jurisdictions are doing as they develop adaptation plans.

This is the second installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, and hosted by CAKE.

For more details, click here. For other NAF webinar recordings, visit www.cakex.org/NAF/webinars.

 

Published On

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Keywords

Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Erosion
Flooding
Flow patterns
Habitat extent
Infrastructure damage
Ocean acidification
Oxygen concentrations (hypoxia)
Phenological shifts
Precipitation
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Range shifts
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Snowpack
Species of concern
Storms or extreme weather events
Tourism
Water quality
Water supply
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Urban
Rural
Suburban
Industrial

Related Resources

California Department of Water Resources Adaptation Strategy

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Water Resources
Summary: 

Due to growing recognition that climate change is having and will continue to have a substantial, measureable effect on California’s water resources, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) created climate change adaptation strategies for the state's water supply.

California's Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Fisheries
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Summary: 

Sea level rise, erosion, increased temperatures, and changes in precipitation are among the many climate change impacts expected to affect California’s natural and built environment. In 2009, the California Climate Adaptation Strategy was released.

Sector Addressed: 
Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Energy
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources

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