Planning Workshop: Sea-Level Rise and Flooding

adaptiveplanningworkshopsFlorida Sea Grant, in conjunction with Pinellas County Extension, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, the Florida Climate Institute, Florida’s West Coast Chapter of the American Public Works Association, Florida’s Sun Coast Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Erin L. Deady, LLC held the workshop “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning & Law for Local Governments” on May 11, 2017  in Largo, Fla. The full agenda is available at the following link: Workshop agenda

The workshop focused on the legal and policy challenges confronted by local governments as they face increased flooding and sea-level rise.

The workshop was geared toward local government managers, attorneys, engineers, floodplain managers, and planners; consultants; and interested NGOs and citizens.

PDF files of the presentations from the workshop:

Dr. Gary Mitchum, Sea-level rise overview: Sea Level Rise: Causes and Projections

Kelli Levy-Hammer, Local flooding challenges and responses: Guidance for Incorporating Sea Level Rise into Capital Improvement Programs

Chris Moore, Data and vulnerability assessments and responses: Countywide Vulnerability Assessment–Impact of Sea Level Rise & Storm Surge on Critical Infrastructure

Chris Zambito, DEO Pilot Project in Clearwater:  Sea Level Rise Adaptation–Technical Assistance Pilot Project Vulnerability and Planning Support

Dr. Jason Evans, FL & GA Examples: Adaptation in a Sea of Uncertainty–Sea Level Rise Planning at the Local Level

Courtney Barker, Public participation: City of Satellite Beach Community Resiliency

Erin Deady, Legal Introduction: Legal Issues with Climate, Sea Level Rise and Planning

Thomas Ruppert, Legal Quick Takes: SLR, Law & Flooding (drainage, Miami Beach & elevation, Fort Lauderdale & Seawalls, financing options, SLR in comp plans, Bert Harris Act):

Erin Deady, Monroe County Case Study on Planning for Sea Level Rise

Thomas Ruppert, Legal Quick Takes: SLR and Roads

Thomas Ruppert & Erin Deady: More Legal Quick Takes: SLR, Law & Flooding (SB 1094 & SLR planning requirements, flood insurance, and Federal Flood Risk Management Standard)

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