Delray Beach City Commission
Delray Beach, FL
January 14, 2014
Presented by
Nancy Schneider MBA, MA
  Resilient Community
  Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge
◦  Definitions
◦  Projections
◦  Impacts
•  Our Allies and Partne...
  The ability to not only bounce back, but “bounce
forward” – to recover and at the same time to
enhance the capacities o...
Historic Trend of Rising Seas:
Nine inches of sea level rise have occurred at
Key West over the past 100 years (global ave...
Future Projections
Unified Sea Level Rise Projection
3 – 7 inches of sea level rise by 2030

9 – 24 inches of sea level ri...
  Coastal Inundation and Shoreline Erosion
  Loss of Natural Resources, Ecosystems
and Resource-based Economies
  Busin...
Saltwater Intrusion Effects on
Drinking Water in South Florida
(slide courtesy of SFWMD)
Coastal well-fields
Limestone
roc...
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9http://maps.coastalresilience.org/us/
  The
 impacts
 are
 local
 –
 we
 are
 on
 
the
 “front
 line”.
 
  Today’s
 choices
 shape
...
Intentional,
 proactive,
 and
 occurs
 
at
 the
 societal
 level
 
Changes
 in
 policy
 and
 behav...
• Protect/Fortify – “Stand and Defend” Sea walls, dikes, groynes. 
But  may increase future risks, create false sense of s...
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  Region:
◦  Southeast Florida Regional
Climate Compact
◦  Regional Planning Councils
◦  Florida Atlantic University (FAU...
A Unified Sea Level
Rise Projection for
Southeast Florida
Southeast Florida
Regional Climate
Change Compact
Counties
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Projection: In Less Than 50 Years.
Permanent Flooding Areas.
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1. City’s participation in the RCAP (Regional 
Climate Action Plan).
2. Start the Conversation in our community.
3. Commun...
  FEMA program administered by ISO
  VOLUNTARY Incentive Program (1990)
  A Way of Quantifying A Community’s
Floodplain...
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*Organize the group for best flexibility 25
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8) Formal Scenario Planning
a) Engage Stakeholders in Planning Process
I. Hold Public Meetings/Charettes to inform residen...
Individuals with experience
in/as:
  GIS, mapping, data
  Planning,
  Economists,
  Land use attorneys,
  Civil engin...
  A Resilience Zone is a special improvement district,
precinct, neighborhood, or corridor designated in
official plannin...
Thirty Year Ago Ed Wright Decided to
Elevate His Home When He Built It.
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http://www.app.com/videonetwork/2332907082001/E...
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Atlantic Ave.
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  • 1. Delray Beach City Commission Delray Beach, FL January 14, 2014 Presented by Nancy Schneider MBA, MA
  • 2.   Resilient Community   Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge ◦  Definitions ◦  Projections ◦  Impacts •  Our Allies and Partners •  Tools and Best Practices •  FEMA CRS – Flood Insurance •  Biggert-Waters Act •  The Plan – Our Road Map. 2
  • 3.   The ability to not only bounce back, but “bounce forward” – to recover and at the same time to enhance the capacities of the community to better withstand future stresses.   Due to climate change and sea level rise, assets with multi-decadal lifespans will be exposed to weather events more extreme and less easy to predict than ever before. Building codes and zoning need to plan for changes.   Not just the built environment, but resilience on the societal level also. The ability to not only bounce back, but “bounce 3
  • 4. Historic Trend of Rising Seas: Nine inches of sea level rise have occurred at Key West over the past 100 years (global average rate of rise). Key West tide gauge data. Source: The Nature Conservancy 4
  • 5. Future Projections Unified Sea Level Rise Projection 3 – 7 inches of sea level rise by 2030
 9 – 24 inches of sea level rise by 2060 5
  • 6.   Coastal Inundation and Shoreline Erosion   Loss of Natural Resources, Ecosystems and Resource-based Economies   Business: Local Economy, Tourism   Loss of Property and Property Values   Severe Flooding: Intracoastal Basin and Low Lying Areas, West: Tropic Isles, Lake Ida, canal communities, et. al.   Infrastructure (transportation, energy, facilities, telecommunications).   Elevated Coastal Groundwater Tables ◦  Salt Water Intrusion and Reduced Drainage Capacity o  Fresh Water Supply and o  Drinking Water o  Outflows o  On-site Septic Disposal   Community impacts: Cultural resources, public health, displaced persons.   Emergency Response: Police, Fire, Hospital. 6
  • 7. Saltwater Intrusion Effects on Drinking Water in South Florida (slide courtesy of SFWMD) Coastal well-fields Limestone rock sample
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  • 9. 9http://maps.coastalresilience.org/us/
  • 10.   The  impacts  are  local  –  we  are  on   the  “front  line”.     Today’s  choices  shape  tomorrow’s   vulnerabilities.     It  takes  time  –  we  need  to  start   now.     Can  be  more  effective  and  less   costly  (4  to  1).   10
  • 11. Intentional,  proactive,  and  occurs   at  the  societal  level   Changes  in  policy  and  behavior   that  people  and  organizations   adopt  AFTER  encountering   coastal  hazard  impacts.   11
  • 12. • Protect/Fortify – “Stand and Defend” Sea walls, dikes, groynes.  But  may increase future risks, create false sense of security,  destroy natural areas.  • Accommodate – “Buy Some Time” Retrofit or raise buildings,  elevate roads, enhance wetlands. • Managed Retreat/Relocation – “Get Out of the Way” Strategic  decision to withdraw, relocate or abandon assets includes  setbacks and restore wetlands. • Avoid – “Stay Out of the Way” No further development in high  hazard areas. 12
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  • 14.   Region: ◦  Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact ◦  Regional Planning Councils ◦  Florida Atlantic University (FAU)   State: ◦  Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Dept. of Environmental Protection ◦  Florida Sea Grant ◦  The Florida Water and Climate Alliance   Federal: ◦  CDBG ◦  EPA ◦  NOAA ◦  FEMA   Non-profits, such as: ◦  The Nature Conservancy ◦  ICLEI ◦  Georgetown Climate Center ◦  And others… Federal: 14
  • 15. A Unified Sea Level Rise Projection for Southeast Florida Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Counties 15
  • 16. 16 Projection: In Less Than 50 Years. Permanent Flooding Areas.
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  • 21. 1. City’s participation in the RCAP (Regional  Climate Action Plan). 2. Start the Conversation in our community. 3. Communicate with our surrounding  communities, RPC, county, NOAA, NGOs, and  others. 4. Create a Coastal Hazards Adaptation  Committee/Task Force. 5. Take initial steps of information gathering 6. Evaluate Building Codes and Zoning 7. Greater participation in FEMA CRS  (Community Rating System)  ‐‐ [flood  insurance] 21
  • 22.   FEMA program administered by ISO   VOLUNTARY Incentive Program (1990)   A Way of Quantifying A Community’s Floodplain Management Efforts Above & Beyond the Minimum NFIP standards   19 creditable community activities   Based on a 10 Class system. 500 pts. per Class   5% insurance premium discount per Class 22
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  • 25. *Organize the group for best flexibility 25
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  • 27. 8) Formal Scenario Planning a) Engage Stakeholders in Planning Process I. Hold Public Meetings/Charettes to inform residents of long‐term issues and to  develop a wide support base 9) Hire a qualified sustainability officer with experience in technical as well  as communications aspects of sustainability, in addition to mitigation  and adaptation to coastal hazards.   10) The city to research and apply for grants to fund the above analysis and  possible pilot projects. 11) Plan Resilience or Value Zones. (Managed Relocation) 12) Ensure that our beach re‐nourishment programs are protected for the  next 50 years (ACE now says the county has 50 years of sand offshore);   (Fortify) 10) Review every dune in town every year and budget for select re‐ nourishment and re‐vegetation where appropriate. (Fortify) 27
  • 28. Individuals with experience in/as:   GIS, mapping, data   Planning,   Economists,   Land use attorneys,   Civil engineers,   Inundation modeling experts if available;   Emergency managers   Coastal Management   Sciences: Oceanography, Geology, Climatology   Visualization tools with an interest in coastal hazards. Individuals from:   The Business Community/ Chamber   NGOs related to Environment/Climate and related fields   City staff. Other:   Students (FAU, Earth Science)   Local experts: History, Networking, *Coastal Hazard Adaptation Committee Member Recommendation 28
  • 29.   A Resilience Zone is a special improvement district, precinct, neighborhood, or corridor designated in official planning documents for comprehensive risk management and upgrading so that it performs with resilience in the face of a variety of predictable and unpredictable extremes.   ‘Resilience’ is itself proposed here as a new category of urban property performance. Resilience is the ability of a property and its surrounding urban area to provide predictable, targeted benefits to tenants, residents and users, and predictable returns to owners and investors, under a wider range of often unpredictable circumstances. 29
  • 30. Thirty Year Ago Ed Wright Decided to Elevate His Home When He Built It. 30 http://www.app.com/videonetwork/2332907082001/Elevation-Saved- Mantoloking-Home
  • 31. 31 Linton Ave Atlantic Ave.

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