Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit 2019

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Florida Representative, Kristin Jacobs; Monroe County Commissioner, Heather Carruthers; Broward County Commissioner, Bean Furr, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez; and Palm Beach County Commissioner, Greg Weiss discuss collaboration efforts.

The Monroe County Sustainability Director discussed the current elevation of a three mile stretch of road, and how much it will need to be elevated in the future as the sea level rises.

The estimated costs of raising a three mile stretch of road in Monroe County (over $181 million by the year 2060).
Broward County's Chief Resilience Officer, Florida's Chief Science Officer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Chief of Planning and Policy Divison, South Florida's Water Management Executive Director, and Florida's Chief Resilience Officer discuss resilient water management.

An actuary consultant presented a quadrant framework to define household risk profiles based on combined levels of income and flood risk in Miami.

Key West has eleven water pumps dispersed throughout the city to help reduce flooding. This particular one is painted in an attempt to appease neighborhood residents by making the pump more attractive.

A sea wall is in place to protect properties closest to the water.
Six acres of a community park were raised two feet to address flooding caused by rains and high tides that had hampered use of the fields.

Land previously used for three mobile home parks was recently cleared to make room for affordable housing. Funding comes partly from CDBG disaster relief funding obtained after Hurricane Irma, which destroyed or severely damaged 4,000 homes in the Keys.
This Key West home has been raised as an adaptation method to prevent future flooding damages.

This Key West park implemented accommodation by changing the trees and other plants to salt tolerant crop varieties.

Key West's City Hall installed 1,900 square feet of solar panels over the parking area.

Key West's City Hall uses a penetrable parking surface, which allows for rain or floodwater to be absorbed into the ground, reducing negative impacts of flooding.
A closer view of the penetrable parking material at Key West's City Hall.