Sea Level Rise Strategy
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 InitiativesThe County’s longstanding commitment to addressing climate-related impacts is demonstrated by its leadership of, and partnerships with several key initiatives.
Recent partnership examples:
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.
- 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
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?
- 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