Funded by EPA Region 9 Water Quality Improvement Fund, the Transforming Shorelines Project is supporting collaborative engagement on nature-based solutions.
Transforming Shorelines will (1) build regional capacity for nature-based solutions through technical support and analyses; (2) advance a suite of NBS projects through design, permitting and implementation, and; (3) advance state of the art water quality improvement approaches at the Oro Loma Horizontal Levee site.
The Transforming Shorelines Collaborative (TSC) is comprised of practitioners and experts on nature-based solutions, wastewater treatment, resiliency and nutrient management including regulators, landowners and stakeholders, individual wastewater treatment facilities, regional entities and practitioners/experts involved in habitat restoration, treatment wetlands, or shoreline resilience. The TSC will meet bi-annually.
Who We Are
The TSC is convened by a Core Team of project participants representing a broad range of partners from across the Estuary. Our leadership team is listed below:
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The Transforming Shorelines Collaborative is a hands-on forum for wastewater treatment managers, planners, regulators, designers, and engineers to discuss best practices for nature-based shoreline infrastructure projects that incorporate treated wastewater.
This next Collaborative workshop will be focused on the ongoing San Leandro Treatment Wetland Project that aims to restore a 4.3- acre wastewater storage basin to create a multi-benefit treatment wetland at the City of San Leandro’s Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), and develop a community-based shoreline resiliency and tidal marsh restoration vision for the surrounding area. It will advance the reduction of wastewater-borne contamination and eutrophication via development of new forms of green infrastructure. The San Leandro team will bring their regulatory and design ideas to a panel of experts and hope for an interesting conversation with participants. Join us and bring your ideas!
Featured Speakers and Projects:
Scott Wallace P.E., President, Naturally Wallace Consulting
Josh Sharp, Director, Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program
San Leandro Treatment Wetland Project Team:
Ian Wren, Independent Consultant
Justin Jensen, City of San Leandro
Lucas Paz, Terraphase
Samantha Engelage, City of Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant
Mark Lindley, Environmental Science Associates
Sahrye Cohen, US Army Corps of Engineers
Xavier Fernandez, SF Regional Water Quality Control Board
December 1st, 2020
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