Florida 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):
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)