Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Building buffers

On the front lines of sea-level rise, sewage plants adapt

In 2015, staff and volunteers from Save the Bay planted native vegetation on a “horizontal levee” built at Oro Loma Sanitary District’s wastewater treatment plant in San Lorenzo. SAVE THE BAY

Save the Bay

Water Deeply

Rising sea levels are expected to cause all kinds of trouble in coastal communities, from eroded shorelines to flooded roads and buildings. One of the areas showing the most pressing vulnerability, however, is sewage treatment plants. Some coastal facilities are already experiencing climate challenges. Two experts explain how facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area are addressing these risks.


Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water reg


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge led by states and environmental groups to an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that lets government agencies transfer water between different bodies, such as rivers and lakes, without needing to protect against pollution.


‘Game of Floods’ teaches tough climate choices

San Francisco Chronicle

Dystopian conditions are the norm in Game of Floods, a board game designed by Marin County urban planners to educate the public on what will be needed to adapt to climate change. Players become planning commissioners, who are faced with the difficult task of saving what they can and leaving the rest to the tides.