Sea Level Rise

Miami is the city most vulnerable to sea level rise worldwide. Seas in Miami have risen over 5 inches since 1996, resulting in over 400% more flooding. 

Miami Waterkeeper partners with local leaders to support new solutions and new strategies to achieve resilience.

We work to ensure a resilient Miami by:

Because of our unique porous 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. MWK works to improve our resilience to climate change and sea level rise 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
  • Fighting against FPL's plan to extend the life of Turkey Point Nuclear Reactor to 2052, when it is predicted to be flooded

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