ARE YOU A RESIDENT FOR RESILIENCE?
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT:
POLLUTED BEACHES AND WATERWAYS?
HEALTHY SAFE DRINKING WATER?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change defines resilience as “the capacity of social, economic, and environmental systems to cope with hazardous events, trends or disturbances, responding or reorganizing in ways that maintain their essential function. While sustainability looks at how current generations can meet their needs without compromising that ability for future generations, resilience considers a system’s ability to prepare for threats, to absorb impacts, and to recover and adapt after disruptive events. Resilience is the ability to thrive in the face of change
With this in mind, I founded Residents for Resilience, a not-for-profit organization whose main goal is to bring 4 important water issues to the forefront of public awareness:
safe-clean drinking water, flood mitigation, coastal resiliency, and waterway restoration
R4R strives to provide factual information on these 4 troubling water concerns, and to remind how avoiding these matters could affect the future health and safety of our residents, visitors, the marine environment and our economy, not only here in Fort Lauderdale, but throughout Broward County.
Cities need to aspire to be proactive rather than reactive.
Our team acts as a friendly liaison between the city, top Specialists in Eco-Marine resiliency, and its residents, sending reminders, requests, and suggestions to take action on these important topics, before small problems become a large crisis. We try to remind City and County leaders that residents need to be included on important meetings on these critical issues, so that they will be prepared, not blind-sided when crucial decisions may have to made as we adapt to our ever- changing climate, since climate change isn’t coming, it’s already here!
We encourage you to join our Residents for Resilience team. As our membership increases so will the strength of our voice. Sometimes the most effective solutions come from those of us who know our neighborhoods the best, the residents!
Let your voices be heard!
Founder - Residents for Resilience
Let’s make our class III waterways swimmable once again!
Class III waterways are designated as being used for “recreation, propagation and
maintenance of a healthy, well-balanced population of fish and wildlife.)
SOMETIMES THE BEST SOLUTIONS COME FROM THOSE OF US WHO KNOW OUR COMMUNITIES BEST...
Writer Dan Egan and photographer Josh Ritchie reported from Okeechobee’s shores, dodging the lake’s noxious fumes to understand the crisis and its costs.
July 9, 2023
For thousands of years, Lake Okeechobee pumped life into Florida’s swampy interior. Summer rains swelled the shallow inland sea, creating seasonal overflows that sustained the Everglades and its alligators, panthers, spoonbills and snail kites.
But a vast re-engineering over the past century has transformed Okeechobee into something life-threatening as much as life-giving.
IN THE NEWS!
Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project
The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project is an integrated coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in Lower Manhattan. The LMCR Project area spans the Lower Manhattan coast and seeks to increase resiliency while preserving access to the waterfront and integrating with public space.
INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR FLOOD MITIGATION
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE MOST INNOVATIVE, UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON
CLIMATE RESILIENCY VISIT THIS WEBSITE BELOW
Do you feel residents deserve to know the truth on flood mitigation and storm surge resiliency data?
I’ve been trying to encourage our Comissioners to invite this groupt to a special City meeting where they could share their ideas with City Leaders and residents on storm surge resiliency, flood mitigation, updating antiquated infrastructure and advise on outside funding sources... unfortunately I haven’t had any success. So stay tuned...R4R will be hosting a number of “LET’S TALK RESILIENCE” lectures and Zoom meetings to hear from the experts in person!