New legal analysis on local government liability for flooding and drainage systems affected by sea-level rise

Sea-level rise presents challenges not only to property owners but also to local governments. Local governments pay the bill for infrastructure such as roads, sewer, water, and electrical and drainage systems that can be compromised through sea-level rise or coastal flooding or erosion as exacerbated by sea-level rise. At the same time, as we have…

NE Florida workshop on sea-level rise challenges

Florida Sea Grant partnered with Georgia Sea Grant, the Northeast Florida Regional Council, the First Coast Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Fernandina Beach to bring the workshop “Local Government Challenges in Dealing with Rising Seas” to northeast Florida on October 28, 2013. The event was held at the Nassau Center at Yulee,…

Adaptive planning workshop April 19 in Davie

Adaptive Planning for Coastal Change: Legal Issues for Local Government. April 19, 2013, Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, Davie, Fla. On April 19, Florida Sea Grant, with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, worked with the Palm Beach County Planning Congress, the Florida Coastal Management Program, the Environmental & Land Use…

Miami Beach Considers SLR in Stormwater Planning

Miami Beach, some areas of which already suffer from tidal flooding during extreme high tides, is now incorporating sea-level rise into infrastructure planning. Consulting engineers for the City are recommending significant upgrades and changes in the stormwater system to help the system function more effectively during increases in sea level anticipated during the lifespan of…

Adaptive planning workshop Aug. 9 in Florida Panhandle

Florida Sea Grant partnered with the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (Apalachicola NERR) to bring the workshop “Adaptive Planning for Coastal Change–Legal Issues for Local Government” to the Florida Panhandle on August 9, 2012. The full AGENDA is available at this link. The workshop presented local government planners and attorneys with the science of sea-level…