Ecological resilience often describes the capacity of an ecosystem to respond to a disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly without shifting to an alternative state or losing function or services. Resilience is important everywhere because all communities and ecosystems face hazards such as drought and flooding – risks which are exacerbated by our changing climate.
Broward County Commission
Chief Resilience Officer, Deputy Department Director, Broward County Government
President & CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
The Unified Sea Level Rise Projection for Southeast Florida was updated in October 2015 and has been adopted by Broward County and several Broward municipalities and is under consideration by others. Consideration of this projection is required for all county capital projects and regional training on how to use this projection will be offered later this year.
The County is planning to update the 100-year community flood map to integrate sea level rise to update standards for infrastructure planning and design. The City of Hollywood partnered with the County and the Compact in the 2nd Annual Resilient Redesign planning symposium in 2016.