Regional Resilience Framework

Climate adaptation involves taking actions that manage risks and reduce the impacts of climate change, which over time contribute to a more resilient community. In the San Diego region, adaptation planning focuses on how to best adapt to the rising sea levels, increased flooding, landslides, extreme temperatures, and the elevated risk of wildfires. Adaptation planning builds capacity to better prepare our communities for these impacts and work towards a resilient region.  

SANDAG’s regional perspective and climate expertise position it well to advocate, facilitate, and support local agencies to become more resilient to the changing climate. SANDAG recognizes the importance of a collaborative, transparent, and regional approach to adaptation planning because the hazards that threaten the San Diego region go beyond jurisdictional boundaries. 

The Regional Resilience Framework aims to simplify, unify, and streamline the adaptation planning process for the San Diego region. The Framework provides step-by-step guidance to adaptation planning, resilience tools for practitioners, and relevant resources for local jurisdictions.  The project builds off the California Adaptation Planning Guide and previous SANDAG adaptation work completed for local planning staff, practitioners, and decision-makers through the Holistic Implementation of Adaptation and Transportation Resilience Strategies (HIATRS) project.