Climate Adaptation

Climate Adaptation

Miami Beach is strengthening its ability to adjust to different and fluctuating conditions

Management Plan

Adaptation Action

Groundwater Monitoring


This city has taken on a leadership role in establishing effective long and short terms infrastructure solutions to address climate change and sea level rise.

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Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure is the concept of incorporating both the natural environment and engineered elements into a wide array of functions or projects.

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To ensure that water quality standards are met, the City of Miami Beach applies a multi-faceted strategy. One of the most important components is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

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Seawalls are built to protect areas of human habitation along the coast against tides, waves, and sea level rise. Of the 63 miles of seawalls in Miami Beach, only three miles are publicly owned. This means that most of the responsibility for replacing seawalls falls on the private homeowner.

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Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out how you can protect your property.

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This GIS-based tool translates technical terms and measurements for the street elevation portion of infrastructure improvements.

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Rising Above

Learn about city's natural resources and adaptation efforts through self-guided tours

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