Captiva and sea level rise

The Cativa Commnity Panel, in conjunction with South Seas Island Resort, hosted a sea level rise symposium on Jan. 13, 2017.


The presenters have graciously allowed us to post PDF files of their presentations here... click on the title to access the PDF.

In addition, the paper distributed by Dr. Wanless is avaliable here, and an audio recording of the presentations are here for the first half, and here for the second half. (These are very large files, so be patient.)

# # #


1:00-1:10 p.m. — Welcome to Captiva

Rene Miville, President, Captiva Community Panel
1:10-1:15 p.m. — Introduction and Defining Issues
Ralf Brookes, Esq., Attorney at Law, Cape Coral
1:20-2:00 p.m. — Keynote: The Coming Reality of Sea Level Rise... Too Fast, Too Soon -- Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D.; Professor/chair, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables
2:00-2:20 p.m. — The Coastal Engineering Challenge: Impacts to Captiva and Remedial Actions --
Hans J. M. Wilson, P.E.; President, Hans Wilson & Associates, Fort Myers
2:20-2:40 p.m. — The Environmental Challenge and Community Options -- James T. Evans III, Director of Natural Resources, City of Sanibel
2:40-2:55 p.m. — Break
2:55-3:00 p.m. — Recognition of Sponsors and Introduction of Speakers -- Tony Palermo, AICP; President, Promised Lands Section, American Planning Association, Florida chapter.
3:05-3:25 p.m. — Risk and Solutions in Planning for Sea Level Rise -- Erin Deady, Esq., AICP; Attorney at Law; Lantana
3:25-3:45 p.m. — Nature-Based Solutions for Risk Reduction in the Gulf of Mexico -- Christine Shepard, Ph.D.; Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy Gulf of Mexico Program, Punta Gorda
3:45-4:10 p.m. — The Yankeetown Experience: One Coastal Community’s Response to the Sea Level Challenge and a SLR Planning Model for Other Communities -- Ralf Brookes, Esq., Attorney at Law, Cape Coral
4:15-4:45 p.m. — Questions and Answers...
4:45 p.m. — A Final Word


Thanks to our sponsors (below) for their support of this event.

Realtors logo




• • •

Copyright 2017 Captiva Community Panel