Water Conservation

Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. Water conservation is a necessary component to achieve a more sustainable future and is not just for times of water shortage. Sound water use practices reduce the amount of stress that we place on our resources, both by limiting water withdrawals and by decreasing wastewater discharges.

 

A changing climate means that temperatures will rise and result in an increased demand for water. Heat causes water to evaporate more quickly. Even if higher temperatures do not necessarily correlate with decreased rainfall, more of the water that does fall evaporates into the atmosphere rather than providing sustenance for crops. Hotter temperatures also diminish the amount of water available in lakes, river, and other sources of fresh water. Conserving water enables us to use our existing supply of water more efficientl

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Resiliency
Strategy

Read the city’s action plan that outlines 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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FEMA Flood
Zone Map

93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out where your property stands.

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Elevation
Calculator

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

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Urban Land
Institute

Learn about ULI's independent report on the city's ongoing resiliency efforts and stormwater management program.

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