Planning for Sea Level Rise: Broward County Responds
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
noon - 2 p.m. EDT
Tallahassee, FL, United States
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Broward County and Fort Lauderdale are national leaders in planning for the impacts of sea level rise. This webinar will cover efforts at the regional, county and municipal levels to develop planning strategies for Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Director of Broward County’s Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, will discuss the development and implementation of the Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact, an alliance between Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties and their municipalities to develop joint baselines, mapping, plans and leadership, as well as Broward County’s process to develop and ensure implementation of the climate change element adopted into the local comprehensive plan in 2013. Next, James Cromar of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization will discuss the Federal Highway Administration’s climate resiliency pilot project in the county. Julie Dennis of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will discuss that agency’s Community Resiliency Initiative and Adaptation Action Area project and guidance for local governments available through this work. City of Fort Lauderdale Assistant City Manager Susy Torriente will review planning for climate change at the municipal level, including their involvement in DEO’s Adaptation Action Area project. The charge for this webinar is $10.