The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)'s Resilience Program helps protect the Bay Area from the negative effects of earthquakes, floods, landslides and fires — as well as prepare for climate change hazards like sea level rise, extreme storms and drought. We support recovery and hazard mitigation with robust, curated tools for research, planning, policy, implementation and funding for resilience initiatives.
Resilience is a community’s ability to withstand and rebound from a profound shock. In the Bay Area, where regional hazards range from earthquake shaking and fault rupture to extreme heat and sea level rise, resilience planning is critical to our ability to withstand, sustain and rebuild, preserving the unique cultural and economic character of Bay Area communities. Resilience planning can help the region bounce back stronger.
The following resources take an action-oriented approach toward assisting local communities with resilience planning and implementation:
- Adapting to Rising Tides (ART): Planning guidance, tools, data and a live support desk to help shoreline communities plan for sea level rise and other climate impacts by evaluating potential shoreline impacts, vulnerabilities, and risks; identifying effective adaptation strategies; and developing adaptation planning tools and resources. Including:
- Resilience Planning: Toolkits and best practices to help jurisdictions integrate resilience into local plans such as Housing Elements, safety elements and local hazard mitigation plans. Includes:
- San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP): A collaboration of local, state, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and business leaders working to protect and restore the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.