Transforming Urban Water Initiative

People walking through shoreline marsh.

The Transforming Urban Water Initiative is collaboratively advancing innovative nature-based solutions for the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The Initiative works with local governments, regulators, wastewater treatment plants, community-based organizations, Tribes and scientists.  Led by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, the Transforming Urban Water initiative:

  • Engages community partners in ongoing and potential shoreline nature-based solutions projects;
  • Supports capacity building and resource sharing on the state of the art of design, permitting, construction, planning and public engagement on nature-based solutions and horizontal levee projects;
  • Advances research and monitoring at the Oro Loma Living Laboratory Horizontal Levee; and
  • Facilitates an integrated approach that brings diverse perspectives to the table through the lens of equity and resilience.