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October 09th 2015:San Francisco Bay Ill-Prepared for Rising Waters

Crumbling flood control infrastructure, rising sea levels and lack of natural barriers leave the Bay Area open to devastating flood events. Many critical elements of the Bay Area’s infrastructure, including airports, hospitals, water treatment plants, and the headquarters of major employers are built at or below sea level. That means a severe storm or major flood could knock out huge parts of the regional economy, causing long-term damage to the Bay Area’s economic health. Failure to act presents potentially devastating consequences to the businesses and individuals that call the Bay Area home

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Jeremy Lowe

Jeremy Lowe is a coastal geomorphologist with 30 years of experience in tidal wetland restoration and sea-level-rise adaptation planning on the Pacific Coast and in Europe. Career highlights include designing sea defenses to reduce flooding in Venice, Italy; designing restoration initiatives for the Ballona Wetlands in Venice, Calif.; and authoring tidal wetland guidelines for San Francisco Bay, the Puget Sound and Lower Columbia River Estuary. He will lead the Institute’s initiatives related to rising ocean levels due to climate change. Jeremy most recently served as a director at Environmental Science Associates, where he developed nature-based climate change adaptation strategies for Sa
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John Bourgeois

John Bourgeois has served as Executive Project Manager for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project since 2009. He has over 18 years of experience working on large-scale wetland restoration projects, including working as a restoration ecologist with the Bay Area ecological consulting firm H.T. Harvey and Associates. Before becoming Executive Project Manager, John worked with the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project beginning in 2004 on the initial planning, design and permitting phases of the restoration, as well as other related projects including the Bair Island Restoration Plan. Prior to coming to California, John worked at the National Wetlands Research Center, the Louisiana Depart
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 24/11/2017 09:00 24/11/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio Crumbling flood control infrastructure, rising sea levels and lack of natural barriers leave the Bay Area open to devastating flood events. Many critical elements of the Bay Area’s infrastructure, including airports, hospitals, water treatment plants, and the headquarters of major employers are built at or below sea level. That means a severe storm or major flood could knock out huge parts of the regional economy, causing long-term damage to the Bay Area’s economic health. Failure to act presents potentially devastating consequences to the businesses and individuals that call the Bay Area home, as well as to California’s economy. Today we’ll talk about solutions to these problems with Jeremy Lowe, a coastal geomorphologist with 30 years of experience in tidal wetland restoration and sea-level-rise adaptation planning, and John Bourgeois, Executive Project Manager, CA Coastal Conservancy. Both gentlemen are feature in a new mini-documentary, The Water At Bay. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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