Friday, August 11, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Sea levels are rising rapidly in low-lying coastal regions, and South Florida is vulnerable. Infrastructure and ecosystems are threatened by coastal and urban flooding, and freshwater resources are at risk from saltwater intrusion. We are raising with the rise, in some ways risky and some ways wise. Raising awareness about sea-level rise, raises concerns about what may arise. Raising streets on Miami Beach to drain floodwaters, raising freshwater flows to restore Everglades waters. Rising real estate where waters are rising, raises eyes. As we raise the city and restore pride, will we raise our heads to see the rising tide?