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Editor's Notes

Most Popular Small Cities to Move to - Six California Cities Make the Top 100

According to the relocation website, Move Buddha, as popular cities continue to swell and grow ever more expensive, more people are seeking out smaller cities. But which small cities are people moving to? 

In an attempt to figure this out, Move Buddha took a look at which small cities were most searched as destinations in 2017 and it has listed on its website the 100 most popular small cities in the United States with populations between 10,000 and 50,000.

We congratulate the California cities of Windsor (90), Red Bluff (82), Arcata (42), Foster City (31), San Luis Obispo (20) and Los Alamitos (8) for making the top 100. The full list of the most popular cities and the methodology used by Move Buddha to create its list are available here.


2018 Cleantech Opens Start-Up Accelerator

To be eligible for a prize, your technology must fit into one of these categories: Energy Generation, Energy Distribution & Storage, Energy Efficiency, Chemicals & Advanced Materials, Information & Communications Technologies (ICT), Green Building, Transportation, and finally, Agriculture, Water, & Waste.

Cleantech Open supports early stage startups. Most startups in the program have less than $1.5MM in funding from private investors or less than $10MM in funding from family, friends, and grants. Cleantech Open encourages you to apply even if your funding levels are higher. They'll evaluate your fit with the program holistically, considering your company's ability to benefit from the program.  More Information is available here.

U.S. Dept of Energy Wind for Schools Project

The U.S. Department of Energy funds the    Wind for Schools project , which helps develop a future wind energy workforce by encouraging students at higher education institutions to join Wind Application Centers and serve as project consultants for small wind turbine installations at rural elementary and secondary schools. The Wind for Schools project goals are to: improve wind energy workforce development through wind-focused deployment and educational activities; introduce teachers and students to wind energy; equip college juniors and seniors with an education in wind energy applications; and engage America's communities in wind energy applications, benefits, and challenges. More informations is available here. 

Coastal Commission News
Policy & Political News
Drought, Water & Wetlands News
Beach & Coastal News
Local Government News
Climate Change & Environmental News

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment - Addressing Threats to Beneficial Uses from Climate Change

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region (San Diego Water Board) is releasing for public review and comment Tentative Resolution No. R9-2018-0051 (formerly tentative Resolution No. R9-2017-0035), "Addressing Threats to Beneficial Uses from Climate Change" (Tentative Resolution). Copies of the Public Notice and the Tentative Resolution are available here. Please submit comments no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 via email to with the subject line "Comment - Tentative Resolution No. R9-2018-0051." The San Diego Water Board is scheduled to consider adoption of the Tentative Resolution at its public Board meeting on May 9, 2018 at the City of Mission Viejo City Hall. 

For more information, please contact Jeremy Haas, Environmental Program Manager, at or 619-521-3009.

The Coastal Conservancy:  Lower-Cost Overnight Accommodation Survey

The Coastal Conservancy needs your ideas for places along the California coast where we can create or enhance opportunities for people to stay overnight at an affordable rate. We are identifying potential locations to develop or improve campgrounds, cabins, yurts, hostels, dorms, motels, or hotels. Proposition 68, a California park and water bond on the June ballot, includes $30 million for the Coastal Conservancy to support lower-cost overnight accommodations through grants or Conservancy-led projects. This survey asks for your ideas for specific or general locations for lower-cost overnight accommodation projects, type of accommodation proposed, as well as your best judgment as to the potential level of landowner and community support. Please fill out the survey and share with others. Help us make the coast accessible for all!
Employment Opportunities

Selection of candidates for the 2018 Call for PhD Studentships - FCT (M/F), University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal  

The 2018 call for PhD studentships, promoted by FCT - the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, is open until 28 March 2018 and aims to support graduates who wish to pursue research leading to a PhD degree in Portuguese or foreign research centers.

This announcement intends to select candidates aiming to apply to the 2018 FCT call in the scope of the activities of the Marine Energy research group of CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research and NEMAR - Centre for Sea Energy Studies, Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment Division, of the Civil Engineering Department, of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal.
The main scientific areas of interest are: Civil Engineering, Marine Renewable Energy, Mechanical Engineering.  Additional details may be found here.

Executive Director - Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC)  Oakland, CA  

Oakland's Friends of Sausal Creek seeks an enthusiastic and experienced professional to provide organizational leadership, perform day-to-day administration, supervise staff, and manage projects. The executive director embodies transparency and integrity in representing the organization to funders, donors, volunteers, government agencies, other community organizations, and the general public.  Experience in nonprofit management or administration preferred. See the job announcement here.

Ocean Engineer - L3 Technologies
Goleta, CA
L3 MariPro specializes in providing undersea sensor networks, and spread spectrum through water communication solutions. The company is a system concept-through-operations company with extensive experience in responding to demanding customer requirements. L3 MariPro offers employees a rewarding environment where you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on their business.  They are searching for a dynamic Ocean Engineer to join the team with key responsibilities including the ability to plan & direct offshore cable installation and familiarity with deck operations required in the installation of cabled ocean sensors. Click here for more details.


The 24 th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference
Actions For a Sustainable World: From Theory to Practice
June 13-15, 2018  | Messina (Italy)

The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conferences represent a valuable occasion to discuss opportunities and challenges for a sustainable future bringing together the academic community and other stakeholders from around the world.
On the basis of this multi-year fruitful experience acquired by ISDRS, the theme of the 24th Annual Conference, "Actions for a Sustainable World: from theory to practice" (ISDRS 2018), aims to emphasize that we reached a cornerstone in the concept and practice of sustainable development. Click here for more details.

Resources for Future Generations
Premier Conference on Energy, Minerals, Water, the Earth
June 16 - 21, 2018  | Vancouver, BC, Canada

The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) are partnering to bring industry, academia and governments and civil society together to tackle these issues. The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG2018) takes its theme from a new IUGS initiative of the same name designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues. Event details & registration   here.

Coastal Conditions - Strategies for the Present and Future Conference

April 17-19, 2018
Bodega Marine Laboratory, 
Bodega Bay, California

Update: The speaker list is now posted on the conference website. Also, there is a single-day flat rate option for those who can only attend one of the two days at Bodega Marine Lab.  We still have some slots for poster presentations (Wednesday) and pop-up talks (Thursday) so don't be shy!  Come learn from invited speakers, participate in pop-up and poster sessions, and provide input for CSBPA action. Conference details.

2018 FMA (Floodplain Management Association) ANNUAL CONFERENCE

September 4-7, 2018
Reno, Nevada

Registration is now open and early-bird pricing available through May 1, 2018.   
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-track technical program, invaluable networking opportunities, professional training workshops, field trips and a world-class Exhibition Program.   Register today.  For information on abstracts, click here.

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Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director,  
California Coastal Coalition

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