A compilation of the latest news in coastal planning, climate change and sea-level rise in Florida composed by Florida Sea Grant’s coastal planning specialist Thomas Ruppert.
The first workshop, “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments” will take place Friday, September 23, 2016 at the offices of the Northeast Florida Regional Council in Jacksonville.
Jason Evans, a Florida Sea Grant researcher, is finding ways for local governments in several cities, including Satellite Beach, to best adapt to sea-level rise. Part of Evans’ research is mapping how vulnerable public facilities such as stormwater drainage systems, fire stations and wastewater treatment plants are to rising seas.
The second workshop in the series “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments” will take place Thursday, November, 2016 at the UF/IFAS Extension office in Brevard County.
The response to the algae blooms that have plagued south Florida waters in recent weeks will improve the ability of water resource managers to understand future events.
More than 60 scientists, including Florida Sea Grant director Karl Havens, have contributed to the largest study yet of changing lake temperatures around the world.
The free program will take place Friday, November 6 at 3:35 p.m. in the Environmental Science building, room NES 323 at the University of South Florida. The public is invited to attend.
Karl Havens will join an ongoing panel of 13 other prominent scientists from across the U.S. to monitor progress toward Everglades restoration and assess scientific or engineering issues that may hinder the goals of the plan.
A new Florida law focused on flooding also requires that redevelopment planning in coastal management elements includes the impacts of sea-level rise.
Feeling the squeeze: Florida Sea Grant provides multiple tools to help coastal communities balance competing demands for water access
If coastal communities are to remain sustainable, residents, visitors, policy makers, and regulators need new methods and information sources to harmonize the growing demand for access to their beaches and waterways. Researchers and extension specialists at Florida Sea Grant are making that challenge a priority.