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Climate Change - What's at Risk? How Will We Adapt?
Climate change is a given, but what is needed now are tools and techniques to help cities evaluate the complex risks and to make equitable decisions in order to adapt to its impacts. We are fortunate to host a scientist who can explain how these support strategies are designed and implemented. Dr. Juliano Calil will give us an overview of already observed climate changes and share approaches to identify coastal areas with the potential to meet multiple objectives including flood risk reduction, natural habitat conservation and social vulnerability remediation. He will also show the latest 3D models developed to support coastal adaptation in Santa Cruz. Juliano’s research interests center on the need to improve the connections between adaptation science and policy. He will present his findings from projects he has worked on in California and other states and countries. Juliano has focused on assessing the vulnerability of waste-water and storm-water systems, hazardous materials, schools and hospitals and roads in coastal regions. He is also exploring ways to communicate climate impacts using drone imagery, 3D models and virtual reality. Dr. Juliano Calil is a senior research fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy and Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. He received his Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences and Coastal Adaptation from UCSC. He was responsible for incorporating Social Vulnerability in the Climate Adaption Plan for Santa Cruz. Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club.

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1900 17th Avenue · Santa Cruz, CA

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    The Guadalupe Regional Group ( is a regional group of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club. Our members are residents of Southern Santa Clara County and San Benito County. We advocate for policies protecting the natural environment, support candidates friendly to the environment and host events such as educational presentations, recreational outings and nature hikes. Our current campaign includes working with community partners to help clean up Los Gatos Creek and the Guadalupe River. We offer members the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, help the environment and give back to their community. General membership meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month.

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