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Editor's Notes

Status of California Legislation

This month, the Legislature acted on some 1,500 bills, some of which have an impact on California's coast. The Senate and Assembly have adjourned until the last day for the Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before September 1 and in the Governor's possession on or after September 1. There are articles below regarding important legislation that has been sent to the Governor, but we will have a full legislative update in next week's edition of the CalCoast WAVE.

Highlights from the articles and op-eds below:
  • Former Long Beach mayor, Suja Lowenthal, Set to Become Next City Manager of Hermosa Beach, California
  • Schools would start later under bill sent to California governor
  • Santa Barbara County cannabis permits, licensing off to slow start
  • Editorial: Changes at scandal-scarred San Diego water agency overdue
  • Trump administration talks of boosting Central Valley water deliveries. But is it just talk?
  • Opinion: Next governor must focus on climate adaptation


California Coastal Commission Local Coastal Program Grant Application Period Now Open
Applications for grant funds to support Local Coastal Program planning are due by September 14, 2018 at 5pm. The Coastal Commission is pleased to announce a fifth round of grant funding to support local governments in completing or updating Local Coastal Programs (LCP) consistent with the California Coastal Act, and with special emphasis on planning for strategies to facilitate reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, adapt to the impacts of climate change, and maximize benefits to disadvantaged communities.  Local governments responsible for developing and amending LCPs under the California Coastal Act are eligible to apply. A total of $750,000 is available.
For assistance or more information on the grant program, particularly regarding eligible projects, please contact Daniel Nathan, LCP Grant Coordinator: | (415)-904-5251.  Click here for more information.

Coastal Commission News
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Climate Change & Environmental News

Last Call for ASBPA Posters: Deadline Friday September 7th

The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), in cooperation with the Coastal Zone Foundation, announces the Call for Abstracts for posters for its 2018 National Coastal Conference, Oct. 30- Nov 2 at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Galveston Island, TX. ASBPA is now accepting abstracts for posters only from both professionals and students until Sept. 7.  The theme of the 2018 conference, "Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides" continues to
broaden our focus across the entire physical coastal and estuarine system. Presentations must be in poster format only. Abstracts (up to 500 words) are due by Sept. 7, 2018. Submit abstracts via the online form here. Presenters are responsible for all of their expenses including travel, lodging, and registration fees. Notification of presentation status will occur by Sept. 21, 2018. Additional information can be found at here.

Connecting the Drops from Summit to Sea: Early Registration Ends September 4

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference will be held in Riverside in just over 2 months from October 15-17 . The full conference program can be viewed here and reflects the conference theme Connecting the Drops from Summit to Sea. The extensive program includes training workshops, technical presentations, and posters addressing a range of challenges and opportunities facing urban stormwater practitioners as well as a large and diverse exposition of the latest products and services. Speaker and poster presenters must register by Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Late and webcast registration ends Tuesday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m.

The Bay Foundation Releases 5 Year Report: the LAX Dunes are Thriving

TBF has been busy helping remove non-native vegetation at the LAX Dunes, hosting many community restoration events with a wide range of volunteer groups. These efforts and those of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have turned the dunes into healthy, thriving habitats for an abundance of wildlife and native vegetation. TBF recently completed a 5-Year Report summarizing restoration activities in the "Coastal Dunes Improvement Project" (CDIP) area since 2013. The data show that restorations in CDIP areas are meeting the restoration performance criteria with predominantly native coastal vegetation. To participate in one of the monthly volunteer events at the LAX Dunes, please click here.
MARID VI:Invitation & Abstract
The 6th edition of the Conference series on Marine and River Dune Dynamics (MARID) will take place April 1-3, 2019 in Bremen, Germany.  The aim of this meeting is to encourage effective communication between physicists, geologists, biologists and modellers to improve our understanding of bedform dynamics with particular attention to societal relevance.  The conference is open to all professionals and stakeholders dealing with bedform dynamics. MARID VI will offer student travel grants and will make awards available for their high standard contributions to the meeting by young scientists. Click  here for more details. Submission of extended abstracts for oral or poster presentations is due by Tuesday October 30, 2018. Please use the template that is provided, and keep to a length of 2 to 6 pages (all inclusive). Details on how to submit are available  here.  If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to

Employment Opportunities

Assitant Professor in Coastal Resiliency
Rice University
Houston, TX

The Rice University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Coastal Resiliency to begin July 2019. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks also will be considered. We seek candidates with expertise and interest in interdisciplinary research that contributes to enhancing the resilience of urban communities and infrastructure systems to the impacts of coastal natural hazards and climate change. The successful candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program, to teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, advise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the broader scientific community. Applicants must have
earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil / Coastal / Environmental Engineering or a related field, demonstrate excellence in research, display distinction (or potential for distinction) in teaching, and be able to collaborate across disciplines.  To apply, please submit materials in electronic form through the Rice Application Portal via this link.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018
P3 Federal Conference: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Meet Our Infrastructure Challenges Washington, D.C.
November 27 - 28, 2018

Join more than 800 public representatives, owners, industry leaders, and P3 experts for two days tailored to the needs of authorities focused on transportation, water, energy, and social infrastructure project delivery. The P3 Federal Conference invites local, state, and Federal representatives and industry professionals for P3 education, project development, and networking opportunities. The two day conference is designed for owners who want to better understand how alternative project delivery can be used for their next project, identify trends and upcoming procurement opportunities, and connect with other communities and agencies who have used P3s for their critical infrastructure challenges.  Please click here to view the program.
To be included in future event updates, receive presentations, and connect with the over 700 delegates who attend last year's conference, please click here.

2018 Floodplain Management Association (FMA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
"Sustainability in the Face of Change"
September 4-7, 2018
Reno, NV

This popular event brings together nearly 600 attendees from government, academia, private sector and non-profits to discuss the latest strategies, tools and technologies in floodplain and flood risk management. The Conference offers critical policy panel discussions, an extensive multi-tract technical program, invaluable networking opportunities, professional training workshops, field trips and a world-class Exhibition Program.
On-line registration closes August 26th! Register here.

Workshop on Advanced measurement Techniques and Experimental Research (W.A.T.E.R.2018)
Oostende, Belgium
September 24th - 28th 2018

A hands on experimental research in Hydraulics, 3rd Edition - W.A.T.E.R. 2018 is a Summer School organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the IAHR Experimental Methods and Instrumentation Committee (EMI) in collaboration with Flanders Marine Institute . This Summer School is focused on experimental methods applied in different hydraulics fields. It combines theoretical sessions and hands-on measurement exercises in the laboratory. It is aimed at PhD and Master students as well as practitioners who are willing to get training in advanced hydraulic measurement techniques.  Click here for more information.

Women Count: Professional Women in Advocacy Conference

October 9-10, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA) hosts a national conference to provide professional development and leadership training to women in all areas of advocacy including federal, state and local government relations, public affairs, community relations, public policy, legislation, Congressional relations, community activism, political engagement and campaigns. When women have a seat at the public policy table, everyone benefits. In order to get and keep our seat, we must be equipped to competently and confidently represent our viewpoint. The goal of this conference is to provide women in advocacy the information, tools and contacts they need to be successful representatives for their organization or cause. We achieve this by hosting substantive policy discussions, teaching the latest methods and strategies in advocacy and filling the room with network contacts that help attendees do their job at the highest possible level.  For more information and registration click  here.
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Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director,  
California Coastal Coalition

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