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WIE SF Bay Area - Education Event on Climate Change Adaptation: Update and Perspectives - 09.12.19

Climate change is one of  the most critical issues facing society today on the global, national, state and local levels.  Here in the SF Bay Area, the symptoms we have experienced are severe storms, flooding, wildfires, and drought.  

The planning and regulatory approaches to address these symptoms cover a wide arena of topics and web of activity focused on climate change adaptation.  Some of the familiar terms in discussion are global warming, GHG (SB32), sea level rise (SLR), flood protection, carbon sequestration, climate action plans, habitat restoration, sustainable and resilient communities, CEQA impacts, social equality, and environmental justice.

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:30-7:30 p.m., the WIE Education Committee has assembled a panel of agency experts to discuss their respective efforts on climate change adaptation in the Bay Area, bring WIE members up to date and stimulate discussion.   

  • Julie Beagle, Staff Environmental Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), speaking on the project developed by SFEP and the San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association (SPUR)’s San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas.

  • Megan Hall, Environmental Scientist, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, speaking on BCDC’s proposed new San Francisco Bay Plan amendment policies to support Bay Fill for Habitat Restoration.

  • Kelly Malinowski, California State Coastal Conservancy, speaking on the CSCC’s Climate Action Plan.

  • Representative, California Coastal Commission, speaking on the new regulations for climate adaptation in the Local Coastal Plan(s).

  • Co-Moderators: Anju Wicke, Senior Principal, Geosyntec, Inc. and Ellen Johnck of Ellen Joslin Johnck, RPA, environmental and cultural resources management, planning, and permitting consultant.

We encourage you to invite women working in the environmental industry by forwarding this invitation.  You must register to get access into the building for the event.

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Where: Wendel Rosen LLP, 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607


Photographs will be taken at this event and used for promoting WIE.

Special thanks to Jacobs and Allen Makin LLP for sponsoring this event.

WIE's mission is to further professional development and opportunities for women in the environmental field. WIE fosters relationships, mutual respect, and diversity among environmental professionals through networking, education, and mentoring.

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