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Sonoma County Adaptation Forum

posted Feb 11, 2015, 12:46 PM by NBCAI North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative   [ updated Feb 11, 2015, 2:28 PM ]

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This public forum and follow-up workshop brings together individuals, organizations and businesses from across a wide spectrum of sectors and disciplines who are working to ensure that Sonoma County remains vibrant and resilient in a changing climate.  Attendees will learn how to make their planning and decision-making climate-smart, share what they have learned with others, and explore new and innovative solutions for adapting to climate change.

Join us as we discuss the diverse challenges facing Sonoma County and bring together leading voices on how to respond effectively to climate.

Public Forum - April 8, 2015: Resilience in a Changing Climate

Where: Sonoma State University, Student Center Ballrooms
When: 8:30am - 5:00 pm, reception to follow; lunch included.

Participants will:

  • Become part of an expanded network of allies across public and private sectors, and disciplines.

  • Be empowered across sectors and levels of leadership with knowledge, tools, innovation strategies, and mutual support for the implementation of actions for a better tomorrow.

  • Learn how to engage in ongoing community adaptation initiatives, including May 21st Workshop.

Workshop - May 21, 2015: Building A Climate-Ready Roadmap

Where: Location to be determined. Request conference announcements to stay informed.
When: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Participants will:

  • Work together to address impacts of climate change in Sonoma County by discussing strategies, assessing gaps, identifying levers for change, and developing action steps.

  • Develop a roadmap for climate resilience by connecting the dots between business, government, non-profits, and residents in Sonoma County

  • Participate in helping Sonoma County by taking action together.
  • May 21 is an invitation only, limited-space workshop.  Contact us to fill out a simple application form.

Who should come?

Local elected officials and commissioners

Conservation and natural resource professionals

Health professionals

Planners, architects, and urban designers


Business professionals

Air quality, flood control, fire and public safety professionals


Emergency preparedness and response professionals

Agricultural producers and industry professionals

Transportation professionals


Community members

Who we are:

An alliance of non-profits, agencies, and businesses working together to increase awareness around climate change, climate adaptation and future impacts on Sonoma County. Join us in finding innovative solutions that help us create a thriving community into the future!

Brought to you by: The North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative (learn more about NBCAI members and partners at, the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA), Local Government Commission, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sustainable SSU at Sonoma State University, County of Sonoma Energy & Sustainability Division, County of Sonoma Public Health Division, Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers, Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, Sustainable North Bay.