The Local Government Commission's fellowship program will operate from September 2019 to August 2020 and will implement targeted projects that address locally-defined needs throughout CA. The first priority deadline is
The four priority project types for funding are: Water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration, and urban greening. Applications due
For more information on these funding and resource opportunities please contact Laura Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Laura Walsh, Climate Adaptation Program Manager at SDRCC
It's another sunny one in San Diego. But it hasn't been all sunshine lately - since the first of the year we've seen more than twice the normal average amount of rainfall in some parts of the county. There's a fine line between weather and climate, but intense rainstorms are set to be a trademark of climate change in the region. That's why researchers from the Center for Western Weather Extremes at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography are all hands-on-deck for the next few weeks tracking atmospheric rivers, a specific type of rain event that provides a majority of the water used in California. Meanwhile, Surfrider's Blue Water Task Force has been conducting weekly water quality sampling at popular beaches in San Diego, and the recent rainfall is having a clear impact on water quality at places like Tourmaline in Pacific Beach. As part of an effort to consider the many impacts of extreme events and climate change to water management, the San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Group has incorporated climate criteria into the first phase of its 2019 Plan Update, which allows climate considerations to factor into water planning and decision-making in San Diego.
That's the scoop on science-based climate planning as it relates to this rainy season we're having. Follow along with our Climate-Smart Water Program (via future events and newsletters) to learn more about how the region is working on smart solutions for addressing climate impacts to our water systems and resources.
Have a great rest of the week. - Laura W
Laura Walsh (middle) is the Climate Adaptation Program Manager at the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative.