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High Tide on South Beach

High Tide on South Beach

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What every Business Leader, Citizen and Government Official needs to know about how Rising Tides and Storm Water will reshape Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Government and Business Relations Council, under the leadership of Chairman Wayne Pathman, is presenting the first event in a series of workshops that will address the effects that rising tides are projected to have on the city.

The increased flooding and need to attend to the seawalls are becoming more and more prevalent. Experts around the world agree that climate change and sea level rise is happening. An education as to the reasons and long term strategies from a panel of experts will enable the local business owners to become more engaged in the best approach for Miami Beach. High Tide on South Beach will bring together professionals from international and local government, industry, and academic institutions to discuss ways of becoming climate resilient and to offer helpful information to aid in future planning, development and preparation.

Panel presentations will be given by subject matter experts with a Q&A session to follow. The invited panelists include:

• Harold Wanless, Ph. D: Professor, Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami

• John Englander: Author, Hide Tide on Main Street

• Tommy Strowd: Director of Operations, Maintenance and Construction, South Florida Water Management District

• Daniel Kreeger: Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers

In addition to the expert panel, opening and closing remarks will be given by The Honorable Simone Filippini, Counsel General of the Netherlands in Miami, and former Commissioner Katy Sorenson, President and CEO of The Good Government Initiative, respectively.

The High Tide Event on South Beach will be held this summer at Jungle Island, located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. There will be a luncheon and panel. Following the luncheon, attendees are encouraged to stay for a roundtable discussion/ workshop to gain a deeper understanding of the issues with the subject matter experts.

For more information, contact the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce at 305-674-1300.

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