Finance Advisory Team

The Finance Advisory Team prepared a Finance Guide during the Research Phase for use by the Design Teams in preparation of their design alternatives. The guide provides a funding and financing reference for resilient infrastructure along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The Guide provides a strategic perspective and descriptive overview of funding and financing options to help orient design ideas towards more feasible, fundable projects. During the Design Phase, the Finance Advisory Team will provide specific project level guidance as requested by each design team, and a review of each team’s project finance plan.


BRIAN BENN, Environmental Risk & Financial Solutions

MICHAEL PAPARIAN, Environmental Finance Consultant

SHALINI VAJJHALA, re:focus partners

KATHY SCHAEFER, UC Davis Watershed Sciences Center

ROBERT SPENCER, Urban Economics