America's Cup Healthy Ocean Project: Sink or Swim As Bay Waters Rise? A Discussion about the Future of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

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America's Cup Healthy Ocean Project:  Sink or Swim As Bay Waters Rise?

Sea level rise and the future of San Francisco Bay

Experts from around the world agree that sea level is rising at an alarming rate. What does this mean to California, and specifically San Francisco Bay Area? Join leading experts for a conversation about sea level projections, what’s at stake for Bay Area communities, and how we will cope with rising bay and ocean waters. 

Brought to you by America's Cup Healthy Ocean Project and Aquarium of the Bay

Date:  February 7, 2013 

Location:  Bayside Conference Room, Port of San Francisco, Pier 1
(Next to Ferry Building and one block north of the Embarcadero Bart Station)

Time: 5:30pm  Networking Reception with Free Beer, Wine and Snacks
          6:30 pm  Program begins

****Space is limited.  Tickets are free, but required for entry.

Panel of Speakers:

  • Peter Gleick  (President and Co-Founder of the Pacific Institute) will describe the conclusions of the groundbreaking report, The Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on the California Coast, that concludes that sea-level rise will inevitably change the character of the California coast and we must finds ways to adapt to that change. 
  • Michael McCormick (Local and Regional Affairs Policy Advisory at the Governor's Office of Planning and Research) will give an overview of how the State is working with regional and local partners to address the impacts of climate change on communities throughout the state.
  • Larry Goldzband (Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission [BCDC]) will describe the efforts of BCDC to address the impacts of sea level rise in San Francisco Bay and surrounding communities.
  • Marc Holmes (Bay Restoration Program Director, The Bay Institute) will discuss the results of The Bay Institute's recent study about using restored San Francisco Bay marshes as the centerpiece of a regional sea level rise adaptation strategy.