California Resilience Planning

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), one of the three California State agencies that make up the State Coastal Zone Management Program, established the Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Program to:

  • identify how current and future flooding will affect communities, infrastructure, ecosystems and economy,
  • provide agencies and organizations with support, guidance, tools and information to help them understand, communicate and begin to resolve complex climate change issues, and
  • lead and support multi-sector, cross-jurisdictional projects that build local and regional capacity in the San Francisco Bay Area to plan for and implement adaptation responses.

The ART Program aims to integrate adaptation into local and regional planning and decision-making. It does this by leading collaborative adaptation planning projects, assisting adaptation planning efforts, advocating for adaptation efforts, providing a the ART Portfolio as an online resources, and building regional capacity for adaptation by working with local, regional, state and federal agencies to find funding, and develop capacity and support at all scales for this work.