With its ongoing Sea Level Rise Strategy project, Miami-Dade County is identifying and developing financially-feasible mitigation and adaptation strategies to prepare for sea level rise and coastal storms. This includes analyzing multiple "adaptation pathways" and quantifying the economic cost of inaction.
The final report will provide guidance on several key questions:
- What are the impacts of sea level rise on the County?
- What strategies will work to adapt to rising sea levels?
- What strategies are best suited for different neighborhoods?
- What are the benefits and trade-offs of different adaptation strategies?
- What projects and policy changes can be implemented in the short term?
- What decisions does our community need to make to prepare for sea level rise in the long term?
Miami-Dade County’s longstanding commitment to address climate-related impacts is demonstrated by its leadership and partnerships with several key initiatives.
- Co-leading the Greater Miami & the Beaches Resilient Challenge also known as 100 Resilient Cities, a multi-jurisdictional partnership to create an inclusive resilience strategy for our local community
- Supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' ongoing studies to reduce potential damages from coastal storms such as the Back Bay Study and the Coastal Storm Risk Management Study
The Sea Level Rise Strategy project will integrate these and other ongoing complimentary efforts. It will also build upon previous studies conducted by the county and incorporate city, state and federal plans for addressing sea level rise within Miami-Dade.