Climate Change Adaptation
- Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Outreach Meetings -- Meeting Materials
- Cover Letter
- Cover Letter
- Meeting Agenda (Click on meeting location below for appropriate agenda)
- Truckee Meeting - Sept. 28, 2017 Truckee Tahoe Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Rd.
- Apple Valley Meeting - Oct. 5, 2017 Mojave Water Agency, 13846 Conference Ctr Dr.
- Bishop Meeting - Oct. 11, 2017 City of Bishop Council Chambers, 377 West Line St.
- Proposed Strategy Overview with Proposed Goal Fact Sheets
- #1 Proposed Goal: Increase Storm Water Treatment and Infiltration
- #2 Proposed Goal: Protect Recharge Areas and Floodplains
- #3 Proposed Goal: Increase Protection and Restoration of Headwaters
- #4 Proposed Goal: Increase Monitoring of Climate Change Indicators
- #5 Proposed Goal: Reduce Nitrogen Loading to Surface and Groundwater
- #6 Proposed Goal: Protect Infrastructure
- Meeting Notice - Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Stakeholder Meetings. (updates Meeting Notice previously posted on 08/22/2017)
- Available Now - Results from the Water Board's Climate Change Adaptation Survey. Thank you to all of you that participated in this survey. The survey results will be taken into consideration as the Water Board continues developing its Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy for the Lahontan Region.
- Available Now - Results from the Water Board's Climate Change Adaptation for Water Resources Survey.
- Comprehensive Response to Climate Change (Resolution No. 2017-0012) - On March 7, 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted Resolution No. 2017-0012 requiring a proactive approach to climate change in all Board actions, including drinking water regulation, water quality protection, and financial assistance.
Discussion at Water Board Meetings
- May 10-11, 2017, South Lake Tahoe
- January 11-12, 2017, Apple Valley
- November 9-10, 2016, South Lake Tahoe
- July 8-9, 2015, South Lake Tahoe
- May 13-14, South Lake Tahoe
- November 13, 2014, in Barstow, CA, Hampton Inn on Lenwood Rd. 8:30am-11:30am
- January 15, 2015, in South Lake Tahoe, CA at Lake Tahoe Community College 8:30am-12noon
Funding Opportunities for Climate Adaptation and Resilience Projects
Many of the strategies for local climate adaptation and resilience projects come with a price tag. This section identifies potential funding opportunities that may help the public and the regulated community better position themselves for funding to implement climate change adaptation efforts.
A range of government entities and private foundations offer financial and technical resources to advance local adaptation and mitigation efforts. These funding opportunities are a mix of grants, loans, rebates and tax incentives. Several entities maintain lists of potential funding sources for climate adaptation projects or investments to date. Some examples are provided below with links to more information:
The Funding Wizard - this is a searchable database of grants, rebates and incentives available to help pay for sustainable projects., It was developed in partnership with the California Strategic Growth Council, CA Natural Resources Agency, U.C. Davis Information Center for the Environment and CalEPA. This tool lists funding opportunities in categories such as energy, air quality and climate change, transportation, urban development, waste management and water. The CA Air Resources Board manages the Funding Wizard site and updates it weekly.
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit - this is a product of the United States Global Research Program and managed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office. This tool lists a range of government entities and private foundations that offer financial and technical resources to advance local climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.
California Climate Investments Map - this map illustrates investments at the local and regional level of the State's largest and better known climate and clean energy programs administered by CA Air Resources Board, CA Department of Food and Agriculture, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA Energy Commission, CA Public Utilities Commission, CalRecycle and the CA Strategic Growth Council. Although not all projects in every state program are represented in the map, it serves as a good tool to help shape new funding requests and to avoid duplication in new requests.
Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program - The TCC Program is available to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans that include multiple, coordinated GHG emissions reduction projects that provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities. Funding for the TCC Program is provided by Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), an account established to receive Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds. There is $140 million in Implementation Grant funding and approximately $1.5 million in Planning Grant funding for the TCC Program.
The SGC is now accepting applications for Implementation Grants and Planning Grants through the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST) system, a web-based application, at: http://faast.waterboards.ca.gov/.
Concept Proposals for Implementation Grants must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Those applicants invited to submit a Full Application for Implementation Grants must submit their Full Application no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
- CA Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32)
- CA Air Resources Board, First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan, May 2014
- CA Energy Commission and CA Natural Resources Agency, Our Changing Climate 2012, Vulnerability & Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change in California
- CA Natural Resources Agency, Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk, July 2014
- CA Water Action Plan, May 2014
- CA Adaptation Planning Guide: Identifying Adaptation Strategies
- Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
- U.S. EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan, 2014
- U.S. Forest Service, June 2010, Water, Climate Change, and Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate
- Sierra Climate Change Tool Kit, Sierra Nevada Alliance, 3rd edition, 2010
- Facts Sheets for common Low Impact Development features: permeable pavement, constructed wetlands, infiltration trench, bioretention, planters, and rooftop
- State Water Resources Control Board Recycled Water Policy, January 2013
- Risky Business, April 2015, From Boom to Bust? Climate Rick in the Golden State
- A Lifecycle Model to Evaluate Carbon Sequestration Potential and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics of Managed Grasslands, DeLonge, et. al, 2013.
- A Sentinel Monitoring Network for Detecting the Hydrologic Effects of Climate Change on Sierra Nevada Headwater Stream Ecosystems and Biological Indicators, David B. Herbst, University of California, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, 2011.
- Controlling harmful cyanobacterial blooms in a world experiencing anthropogenic and climatic-induced change
- Controlling Eutrophication along the Freshwater-Marine Continuum: Dual Nutrient (N and P) Reductions are Essential
- Nitrogen and phosphorus inputs control phytoplankton growth in eutrophic Lake Taihu, China