Participants in this project identified the following 10 “comprehensive strategies,” designed to address multiple impacts, sectors, assets, and time frames. In addition to these comprehensive strategies, a set of “targeted strategies” were developed to address the specific vulnerabilities of each community sector; these targeted strategies are described in the main body of the adaptation strategy document.
- Create a staff‐level regional sea level rise (SLR) adaptation working group consisting of representatives from public agencies around San Diego Bay to implement the Adaptation Strategy.
- Provide regular opportunities for stakeholder engagement around implementation of the Adaptation Strategy.
- Create and enhance existing outreach, education, training, and peer exchange programs tailored to public agency staff, stakeholders, and the general public.
- Establish and promote a regional research agenda to advance understanding of sea level rise impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation responses in the San Diego region.
- Engage regulatory agencies to advocate for clear and consistent regulatory guidance on how to address sea level rise impacts in development permitting.
- Engage the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to encourage the incorporation of future risks from sea level rise into non‐regulatory maps associated with upcoming Flood Insurance Studies (FIS).
- Institutionalize or mainstream sea level rise adaptation by incorporating sea level rise and associated impacts into relevant local and regional plans and projects.
- Consistently utilize guidance provided by the State of California Climate Action Team in developing sea level rise assumptions for planning purposes.
- Perform more detailed vulnerability assessments at a site‐specific level as significant plans or capital projects are undertaken.
- Develop decision‐making frameworks in each jurisdiction for selecting and implementing appropriate management practices in communities vulnerable to inundation or regular flooding, utilizing such frameworks as risk management and cost/benefit analysis.