Street Flooding Cars CGCoral Gables is joining the growing conversation in South Florida about sea-level rise by hosting a series of discussions and educational forums on the topic. The first of three meetings over the next few months will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way.

The city is partnering with Florida International University’s Sea Level Solutions Center for a discussion on the basics of sea level rise. The talk will be led by Todd Crowl, a professor in the biology department and director of the Southeast Environmental Research Center at FIU. Crowl’s discussion will focus on what causes sea-level rise and how South Florida may be impacted.

Sea-level rise is a topic that the commission has discussed multiple times in the last few months following Mayor Jim Cason’s participation in the Rising Tides Summit in New Hampshire last October. The city is also developing a sustainability master plan and recently tentatively approved the creation of a Waterway Advisory Board. Read more here >>

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