Transforming Urban Water Initiative
From Gray to Green Shorelines
Regional Roundtable Workshops
Nature-Based Solutions For Coastal Resilience, Habitat Enhancement, and Water Quality Improvement at the San Francisco Bay Shoreline: Challenges, Solutions, and Next Steps
The Transforming Shorelines team held the first Regional Roundtable in partnership with the Bay Area One Water Network. The workshop took place from November 2-4, 2021 and included over 30 invited participants at peak attendance. The agenda of the three-day event took on an iterative approach based on the conversations that were had each day, which lent to interesting and dynamic breakout discussions around the future of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) implementation and strategizing for effective NbS project management. Each day, the workshop participants came away with a small homework assignment in preparation for the next day’s activities. This work-centric roundtable helped generate conversation around developing a strategy focused on regulatory improvements and building the case for increased, cross-sectoral financing for NbS. Workshop participants expressed their appreciation for a forum of this kind and hopes for more opportunities like this to come along in the future.