Florida’s coastlines, including urban and rural communities and ecosystems, are threatened by the consequences of human-induced climate change. Rising seas and stronger tropical storm events impact ecosystems, urban developments and infrastructure. Increased temperatures result in heavier rainfall and more flooding. Coastal pollution, HABs, changes in habitats and impacts on fisheries are exacerbated and economic services are impacted.
Septic tanks vulnerable to sea level rise
Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department &
Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (Dr. Samir Elmir)
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- Gonzalez. 2016. Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change.
- Gray. 2013. The Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise on Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems.pdf
- Havens. 2015. Climate Change: Effects on Salinity in Florida’s Estuaries and Responses of Oysters, Seagrass, and Other Animal and Plant Life.pdf
- Havens et al. 2018. Ecological responses of lakes to climate change.
- Huber et al. 2017. Salty Urbanism: Towards an adaptive coastal design framework to address sea level rise.
- Patterson et al. 2018. Ocean Acidification: An Introduction.
- Sea Level Rise Work Group. 2015. Unified Sea Level Rise Projection: Southeast Florida.pdf
- Sinha et al. 2017. Eutrophication will increase over the 21st Century due to precipitation changes.pdf
- Southeast Florida Regional Compact: Climate Change. 2012. Analysis of the vulnerability of southeast Florida to sea level rise.pdf
- Wdowinski et al. 2016. Increasing flooding hazard in coastal communities due to rising sea level: Case study of Miami Beach, Florida