Climate Conversations: Groundwater Rise Resilience
December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A Webinar Presented by Save The Bay and Greenaction
While scientists have known about sea level rise as a consequence of climate change for decades, newer science and community concerns have highlighted a related threat: groundwater rise. As sea level rises, shallow groundwater will be pushed to the surface causing more widespread flooding. This will impact infrastructure, homes, and communities in ways that we are just beginning to understand. Thousands of toxic sites that currently border the San Francisco Bay are also at risk of inundation by groundwater and sea level, which could put thousands of residents at risk, especially low-income communities and communities of color.
Join Save The Bay and Greenaction for a panel discussion lead by KQED reporter Ezra David Romero, whose climate reporting helped bring this issue to public attention. He’ll be joined by Dr. Kristina Hill from UC Berkeley, leading scholar on the issue and author of key research helping the Bay Area to plan and prepare. We’ll also hear from Kamillah Eolam, Greenaction Program Coordinator and Bayview Hunter’s Point community member, as well as Terrie Green, Executive Director of the Marin City Climate Resilience and Health Justice program, who will share how their communities are being impacted by climate change and how they are organizing to respond.
Climate Conversations is a series of events bringing together climate leaders from throughout the region.