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These resources offer local case studies, example policy, data tools, and other guides to advance the water management strategies and infrastructure improvements needed to mitigate the potential adverse impacts of climate change and sea level rise on water supplies, water and wastewater infrastructure, and water management systems.

WS-01 Foster innovative water management

Workshop: Stormwater; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Working Group: Resilient Utility Coalition Tech Talks; Resilient Utility Coalition; ongoing

Workshop: Broward Leaders Water and Climate Academy; Broward County; ongoing

WS-02 Ensure consistency in water resource scenario planning

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Integrating Climate Change & Water Supply Planning in Southeast Florida; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2014

Workshop: USGS-FAU Precipitation Downscaling Technical Meeting Report; Florida Center for Environmental Studies, USGS, & Sea Grant Florida; 2015

Local Plan: Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan; South Florida Water Management District; 2018

Workshop: USGS-FAU Workshop on Increasing Confidence in Precipitation Projections for Everglades Restoration Report; FAU, USGS, UCAR, & U of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; 2017

WS-03 Plan for future water supply

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Integrating Climate Change & Water Supply Planning in Southeast Florida; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2014

Local Plan: SFWMD Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan; South Florida Water Management District; 2018

Workshop: Robust Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty; South Florida Water Management District; 2014

WS-04 Coordinate saltwater intrusion mapping

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Integrating Climate Change & Water Supply Planning in Southeast Florida; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2014

Workgroup: Salinity Network; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; ongoing

Workshop: SFWMD Saltwater Interface Mapping Update; South Florida Water Management District; 2015

Local Study: Report on Flooding and Saltwater Intrusion - Miami Dade; Miami-Dade County; 2016

Local Study: Potential effects of alterations to the hydrologic system on the distribution of salinity in the Biscayne aquifer in Broward County, Florida; USGS & Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division; 2016

WS-05 Inventory water and wastewater infrastructure

Local Resource Guide:  SFWMD Science and Data; South Florida Water Management District; ongoing

Analytical Tool: Statewide Model Management System; South Florida Water Management District; ongoing

WS-06 Develop a water infrastructure database

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WS-07 Modernize standards

Workshop: Broward County Future Conditions Map Series; South Florida Hydrologic Society; 2018

WS-08 Create resilient flood control systems

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Regional Impacts of Climate Change Issues for Stormwater Management; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Workshop: Stormwater; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Local Study:  Flood and drought risk management under climate change: Methods for strategy evaluation and cost optimization; Deltares & SFWMD; 2015

Analytical Tool: Broward County Future Conditions Map Series; Broward County; ongoing

WS-09 Update the regional stormwater rule

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Regional Impacts of Climate Change Issues for Stormwater Management; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

WS-10 Integrate surface and groundwater impacts in planning

Local Study: Inundation Model to Address Climate Change Impacts 0 Urban Runoff (URO) process for MODFLOW 2005: Simulation of Sub-grid Scale Urban Hydrologic Processes in Broward County, Florida; USGS and Broward County Environmental Planning and Resilience Division; 2019

Analytical Tool:  Broward County Future Conditions Groundwater Elevation Map; Broward County; ongoing

WS-11 Encourage green infrastructure

Local Study: Nature-Based Coastal Defenses in Southeast Florida; The Nature Conservancy and the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2014

RCAP Implementation Guidance:  Stormwater; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Toolkit:  Municipal King Tide Toolkit; City of Ft. Lauderdale; 2015

WS-12 Integrate hydrologic and hydraulic models

Local Study: Inundation Model to Address Climate Change Impacts 0 Urban Runoff (URO) process for MODFLOW 2005: Simulation of Sub-grid Scale Urban Hydrologic Processes in Broward County, Florida; USGS and Broward County Environmental Planning and Resilience Division; 2019

WS-13 Practice integrated water management

Organization: Florida Water and Environmental Association

Organization: Southeast Florida Utility Council

Organization: Potable Reuse Commission

Organization: Resilient Utility Coalition

WS-14 Improve stormwater management practices

RCAP Implementation Guidance: Regional Impacts of Climate Change Issues for Stormwater Management; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

RCAP Implementation Guidance:  Stormwater; Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact; 2015

Local Plan: Stormwater Master Plan Modeling and Design Implementation Update; City of Ft. Lauderdale; 2018

Analytical Tool: Broward County Future Conditions Map Series; Broward County; ongoing

WS-15 Foster water management research

Brief: Hyperion: Understanding Hydroclimate Data with Use-Inspired Metrics; University of California, Davis; ongoing

Workshop: Effects of floods on critical infrastructure in South Florida analysed; Deltares; 2017

Local Study: Flood and drought risk management under climate change: Methods for strategy evaluation and cost optimization; Deltares & SFWMD; 2015

WS-16 Expand partnerships and resources for innovation

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WS-17 Advance capital projects

Law & Policy: Disaster Recovery Supplemental - South Atlantic Coastal Study; Miami-Dade County; 2018

WS-18 Coordinate innovation and funding

Report: The City Water Resilience Approach; ARUP; 2019

WS-19 Recognize adaptable infrastructure

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WS-20 Support the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan

Law & Policy: Water Resources Bill (EAA Reservoir, C-51 Reservoir); The Florida Senate; 2017

Local Program:  Everglades Restoration; U.S. Department of Interior; ongoing

WS-21 Expand surface water storage

Local Program:  C-51 Reservoir Update; Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC; ongoing

Law & Policy: Water Resources Bill (EAA Reservoir, C-51 Reservoir); Florida State Senate; 2017