Sonoma Water is a regional leader in water resources management. Sonoma Water strives to look forward, beyond today's issues, to anticipate ways to advance its mission. One of the most critical aspects of this mission is planning for, and ensuring, the long-term reliability and resilience of our water supply, wastewater collection and reuse facilities, and flood control systems. Climate variability and climate change are significant drivers influencing the future reliability of these systems. Sonoma Water is developing a forward-looking climate adaptation plan to serve as a roadmap for Sonoma Water's assessment of climate risks and potential adaptation strategies related to its water supply, sanitation, and flood control infrastructure and operations.
As part of these efforts, CH2M has developed a draft work plan (Work Plan) for the development of the Sonoma Water's Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan (Climate Adaptation Plan). The adaptation plan will serve to guide Sonoma Water in terms of prioritizing and allocating resources towards practices and projects that will improve resiliency of its operations and facilities to climate variability and change. The Work Plan is intended to outline the overall approach for completion of the vulnerability assessment and to guide the development of the adaptation plan.