On November 17, 2016, Florida Sea Grant teamed up with Brevard County Extension and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council to present the workshop “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning & Law for Local Governments” in Brevard County, Florida. Workshop attendees included local government attorneys—including 8 of 9 attorneys from the Brevard County Attorney’s Office, engineers, planners, and public works directors as well as elected officials, and private consultants. Evaluations indicated overwhelmingly that participants agreed or strongly agreed that the program met or exceeded their expectations and 100% indicated that they would recommend the program to a friend. Participants also took advantage of their evaluations to make substantive suggestions for future programming.
This was the second workshop in a new series of workshops on local government law and policy related to sea-level rise and flooding. Florida Sea Grant is working with local partners for similar future workshops in other parts of Florida during 2017.For more information, contact Thomas Ruppert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below appear the slides from the presentations that took place during the day. Presentations are in the order in which they occurred per the day’s agenda.
- Dr. Jason Evans: “Adaptation in a Sea of Uncertainty“
- Thomas Ruppert: “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Legal, Fiscal, & Regulatory Challenges for Local Governments, Part I“
- Erin Deady: “Climate, Sea Level Rise and Planning for the Future“
- Dennis Smith: “Roads and Sea Level Rise“
- Thomas Ruppert: “Roads and Sea-Level Rise Part II: The Case of Jordan v. St. Johns County“
- Dr. Jason Evans: “Sticking our Heads in the Sewers, Not in the Sand: Sea Level Rise and Stormwater“
- Courtney Barker: “City of Satellite Beach Community Resiliency: Climate Outreach“
- Erin Deady: “GreenKeys!: A Case Study on SLR in the Florida Keys“
- Lincoln Walther: “Resilience and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments“