Resiliency is about the City of San Diego managing risks to protect our quality of life and ensure we remain a thriving, vibrant city.
With a changing climate, we are already beginning to see impacts in Southern California. These include increased heatwaves, wildfires, drought, flooding and rising sea levels. On a positive note, we already deal with all these things. Scientists tell us we can expect these impacts to increase. Thus, the City intends to develop and put in place more adaptation strategies.
To prepare San Diego to be climate resilient, the City is focusing on these important areas:
- Managing storm water runoff to help prevent flooding
- Increasing the urban forest with more street trees and new parks
- Preparing for drought conditions with Water Conservation, Pure Water, and other programs
- Addressing rising sea levels through analyses, planning and policy development
For more information:
- Sea level rise adaptation strategy for San Diego Bay (2012)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Adaptation Project – Connecting the Dots and Building Coastal Resilience in the San Diego Region
- San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography – A valuable local resource and international leader in climate research
- City launches project to plant 500 street trees in underserved communities (December 2016)
Below: Members of Urban Corps plant trees at Balboa Park