Florida Sea Grant is hosting a series of workshops centered around sea-level rise planning. The second workshop of the series will take place Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office in Brevard County located at 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa Fla., 32926. The workshop,“Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments,” will offer professional credits for participation that include CLE, CEC, CM, and CEU. To register, visit Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments.
Who should attend:
-Local government managers/administrators
-Local government planners
-Local government attorneys
-Community and non-profit organizers/leaders
-Local government staff
Attendance Fee: $75 for public sector/non-profit entities; $100 for private/business. Register HERE.
Format: Full-day workshop from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CLE, CEC, CM, and CEU units will be provided to appropriate professionals. Lunch is included. Agenda available HERE.
What you will learn:
- A brief overview of sea-level rise and flooding projections relevant to the area
- Key infrastructure and financial challenges associated with sea-level rise impacts
- Examples of pro-active local government assessment of vulnerabilities through data collection and analysis
- An overview of financial and regulatory challenges related to SLR and ways to assist local government in understanding and addressing these challenges
- Key legal issues with road and drainage impacts of sea-level rise while highlighting actual local government responses and discussing additional potential responses
- Detailed information on recent state law changes that mention sea-level rise in the context of required coastal management elements of comprehensive plans and work of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity on sea-level rise
- The importance of engaging the public in decision making and showcase local government work to engage the public in policy and implementation issues related to sea-level rise and climate change
Future workshops will also be organized for southeast Florida, southwest Florida, the Tampa Bay area, and the Florida Panhandle. If you have specific questions or issues you would like to see addressed, suggestions for participants, or would like to participate as a local partner in design or hosting, please contact Thomas Ruppert at firstname.lastname@example.org.