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Dr. Jennifer L. Jurado, 
Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact, Broward County Staff Steering Committee Member, Broward County Director Natural Resources Planning and Management
 Division; National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure, John F. Kennedy Center, Boston, Nov. 12, 2013: "The Triple Threat of Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure: Coastal Community Responses and The Federal Role" See http://www.nichiusa.org or http://www.nichi.us

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Nichi.11-12-13.southeast florida.jenniferjurado

  1. 1. The Southeast Florida Climate Change Compact: d A regional approach to building community resilience f Presented by: Jennifer L. Jurado, Ph.D. Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, Broward County National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure Symposium November 12, 2013
  2. 2. Southeast Florida • • • • Home to 5.8 million residents Highly developed coastal community Flat and low-lying Adjacent to natural resources of national consequence – Atlantic Reef System – Everglades Natural System – Florida Bay
  3. 3. A Region of National Consequence • 108 cities • 3 international airports • 2 major seaports • Military bases • Produces 1/3 State GDP Port Everglades and Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport Broward County
  4. 4. Growth in the 21st Century Interstate 595 Expansion Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport Runway Expansion Port Everglades Channel and Turning Notch Expansion
  5. 5. What makes SE Florida vulnerable? Physical characteristics – Peninsula – Low land elevations and limited storage – Dense coastal development – Shallow, transmissive aquifer – Substantially shaped by water
  6. 6. Climate Change Pressures • Threats to public and private infrastructure – Flooding – Beach erosion – Severe wind damage Winter Storm, Dec. 2010 • Strains on water supplies – Water shortages – Salt water intrusion • Compromised natural systems – Everglades – Coral reefs State Road A1A, Fort Lauderdale, FL Post Tropical Storm Sandy, Nov. 2012
  7. 7. Genesis of the Compact • Recognition of: – Shared vulnerabilities and challenges – Common airshed, watershed, climate, and natural resources – Regional transportation system – Concurrent but uncoordinated efforts
  8. 8. Regional Climate Leadership Summit • 2009 Climate Leadership Summit – 300+ attendees from government, industry, academia and community • 1st regional platform for policy leaders on climate mitigation and adaptation • Highlighted regional expertise and resources • Deliverable – Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact
  9. 9. SE Florida Climate Change Compact • Fully Ratified January 2010, provides for: • Policy Collaboration • Development of Regional Tools • Unified SLR Projection • Inundation Maps • GHG Emissions Baseline • Creation of a Regional Action Plan • Convening of Annual Summits
  10. 10. Compact Organizational Structure (Administrators & Managers) Mayors and/or Boards of County Commissioners & Municipal Leaders Compact Staff Steering Committee Summit Planning Team Policy Development, Coordination & Advocacy Team Regional Climate Team
  11. 11. Expansion of Steering Committee • Two representatives from each county government • One municipal representative from each county • Non-voting representatives – Environmental – Regional Water Management – Facilitators/Advisors
  12. 12. Collaborating Partners Lending Expertise
  13. 13. Regional GHG Baseline
  14. 14. Unified Sea Level Rise Projection Key West Timeline of Sea Level Rise in SE FL 1 foot = 2040 – 2070 2 foot = 2060 – 2115 3 foot = 2075-2150
  15. 15. Vulnerability Assessments • Inundation Mapping – Regional digital elevation model – 1, 2, and 3 foot scenarios – Common method to express potential risk – Identifies areas with LiDAR elevation at the mean higher high water line • Vulnerability Analysis – Prioritized infrastructure for analysis – Tested geospatial analytical methods – Included uncertainty
  16. 16. Economic Assessment Taxable Value of Property Monroe Broward Palm Beach 1 foot $ 2,763,294,786.00 $ 403,069,831.00 $ 396,618,089.00 2 foot $ 8,388,138,219.00 $ 1,751,104,870.00 $ 1,251,877,561.00 3 foot $ 15,087,755,147.00 $ 6,900,509,868.00 $ 3,559,471,158.00
  17. 17. Regional Action Plan Planning Process • Public Process involving – – – – – Governmental Agencies Private Industry Academic Institutions Not-for-profits Others • Topical Work Groups: – Built Environment – Transportation – Land and Natural Systems – Agriculture • Role of Work Groups: – Develop recommendations – Assist with response to public comment Focus on gaining efficiency and effectiveness through regional strategies and coordination
  18. 18. SE Florida Regional Climate Change Action Plan  Completed October 2012  Product of 3-year planning and    public process Reflects contributions of 135+ Work Group members Details 106 recommendations across 7 planning areas Includes companion Implementation Guide Download at www.southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org
  19. 19. Action Strategies • Seven focal areas: – Sustainable Communities and Transportation Planning – Water Supply, Management, and Infrastructure – Natural Systems – Agriculture – Energy and Fuel – Risk Reduction and Emergency Management – Outreach and Public Policy
  20. 20. The Need for Immediate Action Inadequate Sea Walls Mola Avenue under normal tidal conditions
  21. 21. Mola Avenue under extreme high tides in October 2010
  22. 22. Mola Avenue home, across the street from a canal
  23. 23. Mola Avenue, extreme high tide, October 2010
  24. 24. The Need for Immediate Action Compromised Infrastructure Storm drain located in the cul de sac
  25. 25. Inundated street cul de sac, October 2010
  26. 26. Minimized street flooding after duck valve installation, October 2012
  27. 27. The Need for Immediate Action Flood Control Limitations Coastal Structure Ocean Side (tailwater) Land Side (headwater)
  28. 28. With impacts that extend to our inland communities
  29. 29. Increasing the Risk of Flooding West Palm Beach Tropical Storm Isaac, 2012 100-yr flood event 5c m
  30. 30. The Need for Immediate Action Vulnerable Coastlines November 2012, wave action damages section of A1A - note traffic light
  31. 31. Traffic light removed from mount to prevent further damage
  32. 32. The Need for Immediate Action Lack of Shore Protection State Road A1A, Fort Lauderdale, FL Post Tropical Storm Sandy – Nov. 2012
  33. 33. The Need for Immediate Action Water Resource Concerns • • • • Water shortages Saltwater contamination Lack of regional storage Alternative water supplies
  34. 34. Forward Progress • Inclusion of Adaptation Action Areas in State Law • Advanced modeling to support adaptation planning • Expanded collaborations within and beyond Florida • Financial support for planning efforts Modeling supported by USGS
  35. 35. RCAP Implementation Grants • 2013-2014 FHWA Climate Resilience Pilot Grant (Broward MPO) • ReInvest Technical Assistance Grant – Miami Beach Coastal Resilience Pilot • Kresge Foundation – Regional Climate Action Plan Implementation Grant (through ISC) • NOAA Florida Coastal Zone Management Grant – Vulnerability Assessment • Florida DEO- Adaptation Action Area Pilot Project – Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Regional Planning Council
  36. 36. Local and Regional Alignment 2 Regional Planning Councils .. 7 Livability Principles Miami-d 4 Counties 8 Goal Areas Community Plans • Local Mitigation Strategy • Stormwater Master Planning • CDMP Regional Climate Action Plan 126 Action Items
  37. 37. Knowledge Exchange United Kingdom Netherlands San Francisco NY/NJ Durban, S. Africa
  38. 38. An International Model
  39. 39. 5th Annual SE Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit
  40. 40. Nearly 400 Attendees
  41. 41. Coastal Communities Town Hall
  42. 42. Prominent Coverage The New York Times South Florida Faces Ominous Prospects From Rising Waters By Nick Madigan, November 10, 2013 Miami Herald | EDITORIAL Rising seas threaten Florida’s future November 11, 2013 Miami Herald EPA deputy discusses climate changes at Fort Lauderdale summit By Howard Cohen, November 7, 2013 Sun Sentinel South Florida tackles climate change By Roseann Minnet, November 5, 2013
  43. 43. Compact Advocacy • Support for local/regional efforts, and the need to plan for SLR • Integration of adaptation/resilience into policies, planning, and infrastructure projects • Funding for resilient infrastructure • Federal support for beach projects • Support for GHG emissions reductions including renewables, E conservation and transit funding
  44. 44. Benefits of Regional Approach • Foster partnerships with federal, state, and regional agencies • Accelerate planning process with advantage of shared expertise and resources • Bring added credibility to work products and process • Use collective influence to advance regional priorities • Attract resources to advance implementation
  45. 45. Questions?

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