In observance of Earth Day 2016, Research Impact and Integration Team lead Abby Reyes and Project Manager Kim Serrano joined Orange County community leaders in Mission Viejo for a conversation on local climate impacts such as sea level rise. Convened by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in cooperation with the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper, the Climate and Coastal Water Protection Forum featured interactive discussion and presentations from scientists, water suppliers, engineers, and community leaders. Discussion topics included plans for the Doheny desalination plant, coastal management and adaptation strategies, current sea level rise projections for the Orange County coast, and approaches for action and organizing on local climate impacts. Abby and Kim presented insights from FloodRISE work on approaches for moving from climate change information to action, including vibrant discussion on the importance of intergenerational collaboration.

Additional information about the Climate and Coastal Water Protection Forum can be found here.

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