Planning for Future Sea Level Rise

Miami is the most vulnerable city to sea level rise in the world. Seas in Miami have risen four inches since 1996 and the rate is accelerating. Because of our unique geology, many conventional tools to prevent flooding simply won’t work. Therefore, we believe Miami should be at the forefront of adaptation planning to protect our coastal communities from climate change, increased coastal flooding and storm surge.

We work to ensure a resilient Miami by:

  • Educating the public about sea level rise risks and reality
  • Providing technical comments on government planning documents
  • Serving on the Biscayne Bay Shoreline Development Review Board
  • Serving on the Sea Level Rise Advisory Board for the City of Miami (2016-2017)
  • Serving on the Miami Foundation’s Resiliency Working Group
  • Advocating for sea level rise-ready sewage infrastructure
  • Advocating for the removal of all flood-vulnerable septic tanks
  • Promoting natural “green” infrastructure, like corals, seagrass, and mangroves, to enhance resiliency
  • Fighting against extending the life of Turkey Point Nuclear Reactor to 2052, when it is predicted to be flooded.
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Planning for Future Sea Level Rise
Planning for Future Sea Level Rise
HomeMiami Waterkeeper is a South Florida Environmental Group that advocates for Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable water for all. Working on sea rise, water pollution, coral reef protection, and water issue education.