Join Smart Coast California for a live interactive Summit on sea level rise planning. Expert panels will present the legal, economic, planning policy and engineering considerations that inform effective decision making in our coastal communities as we prepare for rising seas in California. With many communities engaged in updates to their Local Coastal Programs and Sea Level Rise Plans, the Summit provides the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with planners, government officials, and coastal stakeholders throughout California on one of the most important challenges confronting our coastal communities.
Preeminent experts will present their knowledge and engage in critical discussions on coastal adaptation policy in California. The Summit will consist of multiple panels on topics essential for smart sea level rise planning:
Officials from local governments updating their Local Coastal Programs will present on the legislative considerations and interactions with the California Coastal Commission that underlie the amendment process.
Distinguished Coastal Act attorneys will explain the legal implications of various adaptation strategies, incorporating considerations of constitutional law.
Analysts will discuss the economic consequences of adaptation options for residential and commercial property and local governments.
Prominent coastal engineers will present creative solutions to adapt to different scenarios of future sea level rise.
The panels will follow a breakfast, include a lunch with a keynote address, and conclude with a networking event.
VIP & Sponsor Reception
The Board of Directors of Smart Coast California is hosting a welcome reception event on Thursday, May 19, 2022 for the sponsors, speakers, and industry thought leaders attending the Summit. At this event, Milliman, who has been conducting research for Smart Coast California will provide a sneak preview of their newly completed research, which will affect how future decisions will be made about private property along the California coastline.
Download more information packet here.