Since the news of a huge sprawl development proposal in Solano County became public last August, one of the main questions around the “California Forever” project has been: where are they going to get water from? This question is top of mind for the local community who is already living in a climate-stressed region. Eastern
People for Watershed Resilience
The challenge: The Bay Area’s shoreline cities are being inundated with water, causing damage to homes and critical infrastructure. Meanwhile, towns further inland are grappling with repetitive flooding. And maybe the biggest challenge of all is that the people at highest risk of these climate impacts aren’t being heard.
The solution: Greenbelt Alliance is accelerating community awareness and participation in climate adaptation planning. We are forging relationships between local governments, climate-based organizations, and community members to overcome obstacles and catalyze effective and equitable flood adaptation efforts. Our work will support the jurisdictions at the highest risk of flooding to implement feasible plans that build resilience to inundation. Here’s how…