Month: June 2019

Opening Ceremony Highlights New Living Shoreline Along Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota

DEP Bulletin, June 19, 2019 SARASOTA, Fla. – Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein joined local officials for an opening ceremony at the Boulevard of the Arts living shoreline restoration project in Sarasota. “This is an exciting time for the state of Florida in addressing coastal resiliency,” said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein. “I am […]

What Business Need to Know About Climate Risk and Resilience

Op-ed by Steven Cronig, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Miami Herald, June 21, 2019 Real estate, finance and insurance experts, along with local government, academia and community leaders, recently convened in Miami to discuss climate change and sustainability at Hinshaw’s third annual Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Conference. Below are some of the key takeaways for […]

Industry Hails Bipartisan Win for NFIP, Lauds Mapping Initiative

Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance, June 18, 2019 Federal legislators are finally heeding the call to put more resources into flood mapping and mitigation activities to ease the financial burden on the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program, experts say. The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Wednesday approved H.R. 3167, the National Flood Insurance […]

Despite New Resilience Programs, More Needs to Be Done to Protect the People Living and Working in Existing Buildings.

  Op ed by Albert J. Slap, Coastal Rick Consulting, LLC, The Invading Sea, June 17, 2019 Last month, Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach and Miami launched their “Resilient305” initiative. This was another strategy supported by the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Program, which recently and unfortunately went out of business. Identified as a “living process, this strategy […]

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

WASHINGTON Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, June 19, 2019 — As disaster costs keep rising nationwide, a troubling new debate has become urgent: If there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global warming, how should we decide which ones to save first? After three years of brutal flooding and hurricanes […]