Due to the geology and topography of our region, and assets exposed, South Florida is among locations in the United States with the highest risk of sea level rise impacts. To take on this challenge, the City of Coral Gables is planning for the future by undergoing a community vulnerability assessment. This assessment will identify at-risk infrastructure and address adaptation and mitigation strategies to deal with the projected effects of sea level rise.
City leaders are also spreading awareness among local residents and businesses about sea level rise and the projected impacts within the community. In partnership with Florida International University (FIU) and its Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC), the City of Coral Gables is hosting a Sea Level Rise Discussion Series. This three-part series will focus on topics such as the basics of sea level rise, its current and projected impacts, public policy implications, resilient and sustainable infrastructure design, and much more.
Part One of the series featured Dr. Todd Crowl, Director of FIU’s Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) and the Institute of Water and Environment (InWE), providing an overview of the causes of sea level rise and its projected impacts in South Florida. Click here to watch the full video of Dr. Crowl’s presentation , and view a copy of his slides here.