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Sea Level Rise Strategy

Miami-Dade County is identifying and developing financially-feasible adaptation strategies to prepare for sea level rise and coastal storms. This includes analyzing multiple “adaptation pathways” and quantifying the economic cost of inaction.
  • Public Involvement

    The County is seeking active participation from the community as it identifies adaptation strategies to address sea level rise. 

    The first round of workshops open to the public took place in April. The final round will take place in July. Details will be announced in the coming months.

    You can also express your views concerning the social, environmental and economic impacts of sea level rise by taking the online survey available in English, Creole and Spanish. Your suggestions will be considered in the County's upcoming sea level stategy.

  • Partner Initiatives

    The County’s longstanding commitment to addressing climate-related impacts is demonstrated by its leadership of, and partnerships with several key initiatives.

    Recent partnership examples:
    • Co-leading Greater Miami & the Beaches Resilient Challenge - a multi-jurisdictional partnership to create an inclusive resilience strategy for our local community
    • Supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s ongoing studies to reduce potential damages from coastal storms
    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.
  • What will the final product look like?

    The final report from Arcadis U.S. 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?
  • Project Timeline

    • January - kickoff
    • February - stakeholder meetings & online survey
    • March - online survey continues
    • April - four public workshops
    • May - second round of online survey
    • June - second round of online survey continues
    • July - final public workshop
  • Learn More

    If you have questions or would like to get involved, send an email to:
    Katherine Hagemann
    Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience

    Ajani Stewart
    Arcadis U.S. Inc.
Office of Resilience
James F. Murley
Chief Resilience Officer

Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street,
12th Floor
Miami, FL 33128
305-375-5593 | resilience@miamidade.gov305-375-5593 |

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