Monterey One Water is committed to providing resilient water solutions for the community. This includes doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhance resilience to risks posed by climate change. To assist in this effort, Monterey One Water has developed a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) which is a comprehensive roadmap to decrease air emissions and prepare the Agency's infrastructure and operational practices for vulnerabilities related to climate change.
Climate Change Vulnerabilities, Adaptation, and Resiliency Goals
The CAAP presents a climate change vulnerability analysis and adaptation strategies to address potential impacts of climate change. In the years to come, it is predicted we will see increased temperatures, sea level rise, increased extreme weather events, variable precipitation, and increased intensity of wildfires. Adaptation strategies have been identified to reduce potential impacts and prepare Monterey One Water's facilities, assets, and operations for these vulnerabilities. The strategies focus on fortifying and/or relocating pump stations, pipelines, and other assets vulnerable to the identified risks, in addition to opportunities that will generate reliable, green energy supplies to power infrastructure during climate-related events.
Residents, business owners, students, and other community stakeholders are encouraged to get involved by providing input and sharing ideas, priorities, and solutions to help establish and achieve the Agency's climate goals. We encourage you to review Monterey One Water's CAAP and provide feedback by submitting the Climate Action and Adaption Plan Feedback Form