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16 Feb

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Water and Sewer Resilience Program Coordinator

Miami Dade County is hiring for a Water and Sewer Resilience Program Coordinator. See details and apply below: Salary: Entry $63,897.86 – Max $111,568.60 Year (005666) (Job Opening #62114) Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Four years of professional administrative or program management experience in climate adaptation, water resources management, urban planning, environmental science, engineering, floodplain management, climatology […]

13 Jan

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Miami Beach Commission Approves Eco-Friendly Fertilizer Ordinance

Miami Beach, FL – Responding to the recent fish kills and algal blooms in Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach Commissioners voted unanimously today to adopt a strong fertilizer restriction ordinance that limits the use of fertilizers for five months of the year and prohibits them entirely along city waterways and stormwater drains. “The nutrients commonly found in […]

13 Jan

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Miami Beach Commission Adopts First Seawall Ordinance of its Kind

Miami Beach, FL – The Miami Beach City Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance today that codifies previously established minimum elevations for new seawalls and provides new penalties for property owners who fail to maintain privately owned seawalls that cause flooding on adjacent properties and the rights of way. Titled “Resiliency Standards for Tidal Flood Protection,” the […]

20 Oct

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Reflections on the Climate Compact’s Equity Training

In September, the Compact held an internal equity training delivered by the Partnership for Southern Equity to increase understanding of structural racism that has led to policies that exacerbate disproportionate climate change vulnerability for communities of color, as well as the existence of implicit bias, inequitable access to opportunity, and how these phenomena shape decision-making […]

20 Oct

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Southeast Florida Identified as Key Focal Area for U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers South Atlantic Coastal Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working with stakeholders across Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and the Virgin Islands to develop the South Atlantic Coastal Study (SACS), a collaborative effort among federal, state, county, and local stakeholders to plan and implement cohesive coastal storm risk management strategies for […]

20 Oct

Miami-Dade County Submits Comments to the Army Corps of Engineers on the Back Bay Study

Earlier this summer, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Feasibility Management Study. The study examines the impacts of and potential responses to storm-surge damage in Miami-Dade County, including coastal and inland areas that are […]

20 Oct

Broward County embarks on 2020 Climate Change Action Plan Update

Originally published in 2010, the Broward County Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) is updated every five years to keep pace with accomplishments and new local opportunities. As a county-wide strategy, the plan is intended to be implemented by local government, community partners, and residents alike. Two overarching goals will remain the focal points through the […]

20 Oct

Broward County Proposes Amendment of Priority Planning Areas for Sea Level Rise Map

Public outreach is underway for an amendment to the Broward County Land Use Plan to update the Priority Planning Areas for Sea Level Rise Map. The map identifies areas at increased risk of flooding in accordance with the Unified Sea Level Rise Projection for Southeast Florida and a 50-year planning horizon. Applications for Land Use […]

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