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PROJECT OVERVIEW & THE ART PLANNING PROCESS
This section provides an overview of the project team, meetings and general process followed for the ART East Contra Costa County. It also discusses general project information such as project boundary, modeling methods, project resilience goals, and sectors and assets analyzed.
The East Contra Costa ART project included an exposure analysis and detailed vulnerability assessment of 34 asset categories across 14 sectors. The sections below present the detailed assessment information describing the vulnerabilities faced and the consequences that could occur if the sectors, asset categories or individual assets evaluated were impacted.
- BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
- COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
- CRITICAL FACILITIES AND SERVICES
- DELTA ISLANDS AND RECLAMATION DISTRICTS
- ENERGY AND FUEL SUPPLY
- FLOOD CONTROL AND STORMWATER
- NATURAL LANDS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION
- PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES
- GROUND TRANSPORTATION
- WATER MANAGEMENT
PROJECT KEY PLANNING ISSUES
Key planning issues are the challenges that require the collective focus of the project team, the working group and other stakeholders to take action. In the East Contra Costa ART project, seven key planning issues emerged that cut across the sectors, geographies and governance challenges identified in the assessment.
Adaptation responses were developed for the project’s asset categories and key planning issues. ART adaptation responses go beyond a list of adaptation strategies, rather they present a number of possible stand-alone or sequenced actions; connects actions to the assessment outcomes (i.e. the vulnerabilities and key issues); identifies possible implementation partners and processes; and provides greater transparency and support for evaluation and implementation.
EVALUATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Project-specific evaluation criteria play a central role in ensuring transparent decision-making in adaptation planning. In the Contra Costa ART project a set of evaluation criteria were developed and are also used in the East Contra Costa project. Implementation possibilities and obstacles are explored through conversations with working group members.