Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (Sacramento, California)
The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRC) is a membership based collaborative network designed to promote greater climate change resilience planning coordination in the six-county Sacramento, California region (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties).
The purpose of this collaborative network is to create a forum where leaders from government, academia, environmental and community groups, the business community, and labor can come together to exchange information, identify vulnerabilities and data gaps, leverage resources, and advance comprehensive solutions in an effort to create stronger, sustainable, and economically viable communities in the Sacramento region (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties).
The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative’s current members include:
- UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy;
- Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District;
- Sacramento Area Council of Governments;
- Greenwise Joint Ventures;
- Sacramento Municipal Utility District;
- Pacific Gas & Electric Company; and
- the Local Government Commission
The CRC hosts Quarterly Meetings to bring together regional stakeholders to increase understanding of critical issues, provide updates, identify opportunities for support and collaboration, and determine future goals and direction for the CRC. Resources from previous meetings are available on the CRC website under “Projects and Initiatives.”
In 2014, the state’s severe drought exposed the urgency of incorporating long-term climate impacts into planning for water supply. To understand how water agencies in the region planned to respond to climate impacts, the CRC conducted a needs assessment of local water agencies. The study analyzed agencies’ current understanding of climate risks for reliable water supply, identified critical knowledge gaps and uncertainties, and evaluated barriers to incorporating climate change into long-term planning.
Phone: (916) 448-1198 x324