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City of Miami Beach Adaptation Action Area Implementation. City of Miami Beach: Surrounded by Water. Miami Beach is a low-lying, porous barrier island with approximately 70 miles of shoreline Average elevation of 4.4 feet NAVD 1988 Dense, urban environment

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    1. City of Miami BeachAdaptation Action Area Implementation

    2. City of Miami Beach: Surrounded by Water Miami Beach is a low-lying, porous barrier island with approximately 70 miles of shoreline Average elevation of 4.4 feet NAVD 1988 Dense, urban environment How do we best plan and adapt to the impacts of Sea Level Rise?

    3. A NOT SO SUNNY DAY AT THE BEACH

    4. CHALLENGE: High Groundwater NORTH NORTH

    5. Miami Beach Current Response • Mayor & Commission Leadership • Adaptation Planning • Infrastructure Improvements • Built Environment • Enhancing Natural Features • Long-Term Adaptation Planning

    6. Fostering Partnerships • Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact • Academic: FIU & UM • Engineering Expertise • AECOM – Peer review for SWMMP • Bechtel – Financing seawall upgrade • International Collaboration • Dutch Dialogues Seminar 2013 • Municipal Engineering Foundation Victoria, Australia

    7. Thank you Elizabeth Wheaton Assistant Building Director Environment & Sustainability Division elizabethwheaton@miamibeachfl.gov 305-673-7000 x6121 Margarita Wells Environment and Sustainability Specialist Environment & Sustainability Division margaritawells@miamibeachfl.gov 305-673-7000 x6928