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5 Oct

South Florida Water Management District Updates the Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has developed the Draft 2018 Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan Update (LEC Update) to assess projected water demands and potential sources of water for the period from 2016-2040. This update is inclusive of SFWMD climate change and sea level rise current and future adaptive management strategies and […]

5 Oct

Monroe County Invests Big in Tiny Homes

Just over a year ago, Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, decimating hundreds of homes and leaving many of the 73,000 full-time residents displaced. Much of the affordable housing that once existed in the Keys—mobile homes, manufactured homes, and RVs—was substantially damaged by the storm. This devastation further exacerbates the Keys’ long-standing challenge of maintaining […]

28 Sep

As king tide season arrives, more South Florida cities brace for sea level rise

Local governments in South Florida are being more proactive this king tide season. They are not only working on their own initiatives, but in concert with others to find ways to defend against sea level rise. The Compact’s Annual Climate Leadership Summit in October and several county- and municipal-led efforts across the region are noted […]

28 Aug

Why two South Florida cities are partnering to face climate change

Oakland Park Mayor Tim Lonergan and Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick write about their common priorities and challenges related to climate change. In response, the two mayors are leading their jurisdictions on a collaborative journey to create a joint climate action plan with ready-to-implement changes to affect their community as a whole for years to […]

30 Jul

Solar energy would guarantee a brighter future for the Sunshine State

In mid-July, professionals working in emergency management, urban planning, sustainability, and resilience across Southeast Florida gathered at a Compact workshop to focus on how resilience efforts could be integrated into and inform emergency management efforts. Solar and battery installations carry a resilience benefit by providing access to electricity even during power outages, when traditional utility […]

30 Jul

A Tampa Bay approach to make region more resilient against flooding, storms

In response to rising sea levels, increased pollution, and more frequent hazards to the natural environment, local governments in Florida’s west coast are developing a Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition. This coalition, inspired by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, will help local governments collaborate on solutions to make the region’s communities more resilient, […]

16 Jul

At Regional Workshop, South Florida Officials Pre-Plan For Future Hurricanes

Pre-planning for disasters, such as hurricanes, is increasingly more important in Southeast Florida as rising seas worsen storm surge and flooding. In mid-July, Compact county leaders gathered in Fort Lauderdale to discuss how to best prepare for future disasters and improve resilience across the region. This event, RCAP Implementation Workshop: Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Workshop, continued […]

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