Law 360: Conference Focuses On Sea Level Rise Resiliency For S. Fla.
A climate change conference in Miami was a mixture of optimism and dread on Wednesday, as experts in the science, insurance and development communities presented sobering figures about sea level rise estimates and discussed how South
Florida can build resilient communities to adapt to increased flooding.
At the conference, sponsored by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and Florida International University, panelists told attendees that rising sea levels and more intense hurricanes are coming, and the region needs to prepare for what is no longer just a possibility, but a reality.
The good news, according to Tiffany Troxler, the director of the Sea Level Solutions Center at FIU, is that government agencies and developers have an “incredible understanding of how to manage water” in South Florida, where people have been able to build on what is essentially a swamp.
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