The Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network (BayCAN) is a collaborative network of local government staff and partnering organizations working to help the Bay Area region to respond effectively and equitably to the impacts of climate change.
Developed by local government, for local government and the communities they serve, BayCAN focuses on adaptation challenges in water supply, sea level rise, wastewater and stormwater management, wildfires, ecosystems, and public health. We collaborate with current initiatives in these sectors to maximize impact and build on existing knowledge.
BayCAN convenes its members at both a regional and subregional level, maintains a website for resource sharing, coordinates a bimonthly Equity Working Group, produces a newsletter, conducts regular webinars on topics of interest, and offers consultations from BayCAN staff to help members problem-solve key issues. For a list of member benefits, click here.
Links to state policy making
BayCAN is a member of the statewide network of adaptation planners, the Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA), offering opportunities to benchmark approaches with decision makers working at the ground level in San Diego, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, the Sacramento Valley, Central Coast, North Coast, and the Sierra. ARCCA chapters actively coordinate local response to state legislative and policy initiatives through a working relationship with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and other state agencies.
BayCAN is a membership organization, achieving network sustainability through a sliding scale of annual membership dues developed to make joining affordable. Only BayCAN members can participate in all network activities. For more information on dues, see our Become a Member page.
What we offer...
To view our specially-curated library of adaptation resources, please see the "Adaptation Resources Tab" in the navigation bar.
We offer members exclusive consultation services to help members build their capacity to adapt to the changing climate. To schedule a consultation, email Bruce Riordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer specialized webinars to help our members deepen their knowledge and training in climate adaptation best practices. Take a look at our online calendar to view upcoming webinar dates.
Take a look at our Bay Area Adaptation Calendar to view upcoming adaptation-related events in the Bay Area as well as BayCAN's scheduled regional meetings, sub-regional meetings, events and webinars.