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Miami-Dade County seeks ideas and solutions to mitigate flooding and sea level rise in the Arch Creek Basin

MIAMI (May 08, 2017)

The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for innovative ideas and solutions to mitigate the effects of sea level rise and flooding in the Arch Creek Basin, an area with elevated groundwater. The Department’s Office of Resilience is seeking pilot project proposals that use novel approaches to address the challenges presented by rising seas levels in cost-effective and energy-efficient ways.

For more background and details about the RFI process, please visit here. To submit an idea or solution, interested individuals and organizations should submit their proposal to Green@miamidade.gov with the subject line “Flood Resilience Challenge – First Name, Last Name.” Submissions should be one electronic copy (PDF). The deadline is Friday, June 2, 2017. Local universities and companies are particularly encouraged to submit.

At least two successful responders will be invited to meet with County government stakeholders to discuss their proposals in greater detail and the possibility of implementation.

The RFI is developed in partnership with Citymart, an organization that is transforming the way cities solve problems by connecting them with new ideas through open challenges to entrepreneurs and citizens. Their method has helped more than 60 cities around the world that include San Francisco, London, Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro to find proven solutions. Funding for this endeavor is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

For more information, contact Katherine Hagemann at 786-427-5210 or hagemk@miamidade.gov.