South Florida and Sea Level Rise Report

Protecting South Florida: A Discussion of Sea Level Rise, Property and Regional Planning, aims to help local governments protect the region’s real property, valued at more than $833 billion.

In addition, the South Florida region, comprised of Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, generates more than $337 billion in personal income annually. A number of choices to protect South Florida from flooding and other climate hazards exist; however, doing so requires the organization of localities for cooperation and starts with accurate and understandable information that can be conveyed to all stakeholders. The report authors, Hank Savitch, Josh Savislak, and John L. Renne, summarize the issues and clarify alternatives for local governments responding to sea-level rise. Read the report