Chapter 8: Local Solutions

We can no longer ignore what is happening in Florida’s coastal communities: the time has come for Florida to become a leader in how to adapt and address flooding, loss of water supplies, beach erosion, failing infrastructure and wildfires. As the state’s government continues to refuse to acknowledge the realities of sea level rise and climate change, Ahead of the Tide’s chapter 8 focuses on Floridians turning to local and regional government for solutions.

Credits in alphabetical order:

Manley Fuller – President and CEO of Florida Wildlife Federation

Dr. Jennifer L. Jurado – Director, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience, Broward County

Todd Remmel – Entrepreneur, Surfrider Foundation, Palm Beach Chapter

Delaney Reynolds – High School Student and The Sink or Swim Project

Thomas Ruppert, Esq. – Coastal Planning Specialist, Florida Sea Grant College Program

Philip Stoddard – South Miami Mayor

Dr. Harold Wanless, Professor and Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami

Tom Warnke – Environmental Activist, Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach