Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.94
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of San Diego
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Catanzaro
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Resilient Coastlines Study

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

For the past two years, the Climate Collaborative (housed in the sustainability office at the University of San Diego) has been working on a $689,500 Federal Grant for Protecting Region’s Coastline.

The two-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will integrate activities and provide resources across all of the coastal cities but focus on the north-central coast of the county and Imperial Beach, where significant private residential, business, and infrastructure investments are threatened. The project will provide new data on flood mapping and shoreline bluff surveys, develop additional legal, economic and scientific expertise, and help cities with outreach and communication on the results of the study. More information is available at: http://www.resilientcoastlines.org/


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Water

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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