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Grand Challenges Meeting 2: Sea Level Rise in the SF Bay Area

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Kimpton Sir Francis Drake

450 Powell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Domenico Grasso, Chair

1:10 p.m. Overview of the Challenges Presented by Sea Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • How much is sea level projected to rise in the Bay area by 2050 and 2100 and what is the uncertainty associated with rates of sea-level rise?
  • How does uncertainty affect the necessary adaptations?
  • What efforts are currently underway to address these challenges?
  • What are some opportunities for environmental engineers to work collaboratively with experts from other disciplines and with stakeholders to help address these challenges?

Gary Griggs, UC Santa Cruz

1:40 p.m. Panel Discussion:

Helping Environmental Engineering and Science Education, Research, and Practice Evolve to Address SLR Challenges in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond

Panelists each have 8 minutes to address some or all of the following questions:

  • How can environmental engineering and science education, research, and practice evolve to address the SLR challenges in the San Francisco Bay area?
  • How can environmental engineers engage with other disciplines to work collaboratively to address SLR challenges?
  • What tools of engagement can be used by environmental engineers and scientists to improve the public understanding of SLR challenges and to more effectively work with members of the public on these issues?
  • What best practices should environmental engineers use to ensure that the needs of all communities are considered in strategies to mitigate or adapt to SLR?

Panelists:

Nahal Ghoghaie, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

Larry Goldzband, San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

J. Letitia Grenier, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Mark Stacey, UC Berkeley

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