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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Water quality

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Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
Description: Part of IPCC's 5th Assessment. The report considers "the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The chapters of the report assess r
Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Publication Date: Mar 31, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Global issues, human impacts / Groundwater / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Streamflow / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Water Quality Impacts of Extreme Weather-Related Events
Description: "The objective of this research was to identify and characterize water quality impacts, ranging through all levels of conveyance and treatment from source to tap, of extreme weather-related events. This project was specifically intended to support the Wat
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Jan 7, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water quality / Water utilities guidance /

Federal Efforts Under Way to Assess Water Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Address Adaptation Challenges
Description: "GAO was asked to review agency actions to address climate change impacts on water infrastructure. This report examines (1) actions taken by the Corps and Reclamation since 2009 to assess and respond to the potential effects of climate change on water inf
Source: United States. Government Accountability Office
Publication Date: Dec 13, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

EPA Adaptation Implementation Plans
Description: "In early November, 2013 EPA released 17 Program and Regional Adaptation Implementation Plans for a 60 day public comment period."
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Nov 1, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds
Description: "Watershed modeling was conducted in 20 large, U.S. watersheds to assess the sensitivity of streamflow, nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus), and sediment loading to a range of plausible mid-21st Century climate change and urban development scenarios in dif
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Sep 24, 2013
Topics: Streamflow / Water quality /

Indicators of Climate Change in California
Description: "A report presenting 36 indicators tracking trends in atmospheric gases that influence climate, changes in the state's climate, and the impacts of climate change on California's environment and people. This report is an update to a 2009 report. The in
Source: California. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Publication Date: Aug 8, 2013
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate change and watershed mercury export: a multiple projection and model analysis
Description: "Future shifts in climatic conditions may impact watershed mercury (Hg) dynamics and transport. An ensemble of watershed models was applied in the present study to simulate and evaluate the responses of hydrological and total Hg (THg) fluxes from the land
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2013
Topics: Water quality /

2012 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the National Water Program
Description: Summary of work in the past year, including tools to help water utilities.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Mar 18, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water utilities guidance /

Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities
Description: Helps utilities prepare for challenges such as drought, water quality degradation, floods, ecosystem changes, and changes in service demand and use. (Part of EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities program) Updated March 2013 to include sustainability brief
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Mar 13, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance / Flooding /

Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Description: Draft for public comment, Feb. 2013.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Feb 7, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

 

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