Congratulations to the City and County of San Francisco!

Winner of the 2017 ASAP Prize for Progress in Adaptation

The American Society of Adaptation professionals has awarded the City and County of San Francisco the 2017 Prize for Progress at the Annual Adaptation Awards in St. Paul, Minnesota as a pre-National Adaptation Forum event.

Under the direction of Democratic Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco created the city’s first official policy directing its response to the threat of sea level rise: Guidance for Incorporating Sea Level Rise into Capital Planning in San Francisco: Assessing Vulnerability and Risk to Support Adaptation.

Developed by a multi-agency committee led by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the policy has been an effective tool for evaluating the sea level rise vulnerability of capital investments in the city’s Ten-Year Capital Plan. Since adoption in 2014, the guidance has led to the modification of several capital projects in the city.

Learn more about the guidance in the 2017 Prize for Progress Winner Snapshot.

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