Resources

The Underwater HOA provides information and resources to aid homeowners, renters, neighbors, and community members to develop models for responding to climate change concerns. Below you will find tools that organizations can use to boost their Adaptation (process of adjustment to expected effects of climate change), Migration (relocation due to impacts of climate change), and Mitigation (efforts to reduce activities that increase climate change impacts, such as the use of fossil fuels and rainforest destruction):


The Invading Sea

The Invading Sea
A collaboration by Florida news outlets to encourage action on sea level rise.

Eyes on the Rise
Enter your address to find out your home’s elevation above sea level.

Guest speaker library

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Underwater HOA meetings have been hosted online. The Guest Speaker Library is the full collection of recorded meetings, queued up to the beginning of the speaker’s presentation.


ADAPTATION

Adapting to sea level rise will prove to be more challenging the more visible it becomes. Below are resources that showcase the research being done to bring sea level rise to the forefront of climate change discussions, highlighting tools that can help us adapt to the new reality on the horizon.



Southeast Florida Climate Compact

Advancing resilience solutions through regional action.

MIami Dade Office of Resilience
Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience
See how Miami-Dade County is upgrading infrastructure, protecting communities, and encouraging solutions.
  • Yale Climate Opinion Maps
    These maps show how Americans’ climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy support vary at the state, congressional district, metro area, and county levels.

MIGRATION

Sea leve rise has already begun to affect vulnerable coastal communities, as flooding, beach erosion, and other impacts increasingly shape how and where residents choose to live. Here are resources to aid in exploring solutions for questions surrounding relocation.

Climigration Network

Climigration.org
Information and resources detailing how large-scale migration involves property rights, changes in land use, and various social and financial complexities.

One Earth Managed Retreat

One Earth: Managed Retreat Report
Climate change is likely to require managed retreat at much larger scales. Real estate worth $1.4 trillion is already located within 700 feet of the US coast with sea-level rise alone projected to affect 4–13 million Americans.

MITIGATION

Climate change mitigation refers to efforts to reduce or prevent human activities that negatively affect the climate, such as emission of greenhouse gases. Mitigation can mean using more renewable energies, making older equipment more energy efficient, changing management practices or consumer behavior, or becoming part of the movement, contacting local officials, organizing efforts to pressure community leaders to adopt cleaner standards and reduce overall energy consumption.


University of Miami Climate News

The University of Miami is harnessing the collective problem-solving knowledge of all departments to help find solutions to reduce climate change impacts.

Miami Beach Rising Above

Miami Beach: Rising Above
Learn about energy conservation, the natural resources, and the mitigation efforts that are unique to Miami Beach.