Climate change is expected to continue shifting and intensifying weather patterns around the globe. In California, events such as El Niño and extended drought are of particular concern. The preparation for and response to changing conditions are critical for building resilience across our communities (especially among vulnerable populations) and protecting coastal resources. In the context of the Coastal Act, land use considerations such as shoreline proximity, resource availability, and habitat protection factor into policies and decisions.


Learn about the many facets of drought, from water supply to fire management, and how to adapt to California’s increasingly drier conditions