Public Invited: Sea Level Rise Presentation by Seawall Coalition

Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:30 am

 

All are invited to attend a presentation by the Seawall Coalition on Thursday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in the Village Council Chambers. More than one Councilmember may attend. This item will be discussed at the May 8th Council Meeting.
 
The Village of Key Biscayne has been invited to join the Seawall Coalition, "a group of elected officials, businesses, military groups, and community leaders advocating for national solutions to improve coastal community resilience...Among the Florida cities that have joined are Ft. Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, Coral Gables, Del Ray Beach, Pompano Beach, Surfside, and Sunny Isles Beach".
 
"There is no cost of joining and no legal obligation. Simply put, we are looking to provide a unified voice for coastal states at the federal level. We have experts and resources - including the data from FloodiQ - that could help your city in your planning for sea level rise. More importantly, we support a national policy to improve infrastructure and resilience for coastal communities, making sure you have the federal and state resources needed to adapt to the challenge of sea level rise. The coalition is looking to provide a unified voice for coastal states at the federal level with experts and resources - including the data from FloodiQ - that could help your city in your planning for sea level rise. More importantly, we support a national policy to improve infrastructure and resilience for coastal communities, making sure you have the federal and state resources needed to adapt to the challenge of sea level rise."
 
Ambassador Jim Cason, former Mayor of Coral Gables, Florida, is working with Matthew Eby and Melissa Roberts of the 501(c)(3) First Street Foundation in trying to unlock national solutions to sea level rise. First Street has developed two audio visual platforms: SeaLevelRise.org, focused on general education, and FloodiQ that uses cutting edge GIS mapping and water models to allow homeowners to understand flood risk for their specific property today and in the future.  Both products are free, in Spanish and English, and available to your city to use as you see fit.
 
 
 


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