In May 2020, SJCOG concluded the Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Study (Phase 1) for the San Joaquin region. The study reviewed existing local plans to identify planning gaps, assessed baseline climate conditions, and identified key transportation infrastructure vulnerable to disruption because of changes in climate patterns. This on-going study works to improve the resiliency and reliability of the transportation system. Phase 1 was completed alongside the Caltrans District 10 Vulnerability Assessment for the state highway system and the Delta Stewardship Council Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategy for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh.
The Regional Resiliency Implementation Plan and Adaptation Guidance Study (Phase 2) is the second step SJCOG is taking to advance climate resiliency in the San Joaquin region. Phase 2 will launch in Summer 2020 and seeks to further the actionable recommendations from Phase 1. This will be done by providing specific solutions related to the risks and vulnerabilities that were identified in the initial study, as well as include recommendations, project ideas, and specific needs assessments for climate related issues found within the region.