Katherine Hagemann is the Resilience Program Manager for Adaptation within the Office of Resilience at Miami-Dade County. Her work focuses primarily on climate change and adaptation and implementing the County’s Sea Level Rise Strategy. Leading adaptation initiatives including incorporating sea level rise considerations into capital planning, water management systems, and management of natural areas. Leading vulnerability assessments of the County’s critical infrastructure to future flood risks amplified by sea level rise. Developing, and implementing policies that address climate change hazards by integrating resilience into County policies and programs. Created the Adaptation Action Area pilot program focused on the most vulnerable areas. Coordinating with regional and local governments through the SE Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. Before moving to Miami she also worked on coastal climate adaptation during the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design and National Disaster Resilience competitions. She earned her Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science where she studied how cities can use a hybrid of grey and green infrastructure to adapt to rising sea levels.
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