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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Water quality

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A climate stress test of Los Angeles' water quality plans
Description: "Climate change can significantly affect water quality, in addition contributing non-stationarity and deep uncertainty that complicates water quality management. But most of the total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation plans crafted to meet water qu
Publication Date: Sep 7, 2017
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Water quality /

Eutrophication will increase during the 21st century as a result of precipitation changes
Description: "Eutrophication, or excessive nutrient enrichment, threatens water resources across the globe. We show that climate change -- induced precipitation changes alone will substantially increase (19 +/- 14%) riverine total nitrogen loading within the continent
Publication Date: Jul 28, 2017
Topics: Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water quality /

How can climate change and engineered water conveyance affect sediment dynamics in the San Francisco Bay-Delta system?
Description: "Suspended sediment concentration is an important estuarine health indicator. Estuarine ecosystems rely on the maintenance of habitat conditions, which are changing due to direct human impact and climate change. This study aims to evaluate the impact of c
Publication Date: Apr 24, 2017
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Sea level rise / Water quality /

Comprehensive Response to Climate Change
Description: Resolution adopted by the State Water Board March 7, 2017. Outlines actions the Board will take in the areas of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water conservation and efficiency, recycled water, storm water, energy efficiency and renewable energy, impr
Source: California. State Water Resources Control Board
Publication Date: Mar 7, 2017
Topics: AB 32 and Subsequent Legislation / Adaptation / California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Renewable energy / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Planning and Management: Programmatic Response to Climate Change and Water
Description: EPA National Water Program repsonses to climate change, 2012 to date -- highlights of progress, workplans, implementation plans, strategies.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Jan 17, 2017
Topics: Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Gauging climate preparedness to inform adaptation needs: local level adaptation in drinking water quality in CA, USA
Description: "Understanding resource managersÂ’ perceptions of climate change, analytic capacity, and current adaptation activities can provide insight into what can help support adaptation processes at the local level. In California, where a major drought currently de
Publication Date: Dec 23, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / California: Water/Flood Protection Districts / Drought / Water quality / Water utilities guidance /

A spatially distributed model for assessment of the effects of changing land use and climate on urban stream quality
Description: "While the effects of land use change in urban areas have been widely examined, the combined effects of climate and land use change on the quality of urban and urbanizing streams have received much less attention. We describe a modelling framework that is
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2016
Topics: Streamflow / Water quality /

Adaptation Case Study and Information Exchange
Description: "This tool allows water sector -- drinking water, wastewater and stormwater -- utilities to learn about climate change adaptation planning efforts from their peers across the United States." Case studies cover drought, floods, ecosystem changes, service
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 13, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment
Description: Includes projections of seasonal and geographic changes in waterborne illness risk, increased exposure risk from runoff from extreme precipitation, and increased water infrastructure failure (chapter 6).
Source: United States. Global Change Research Program
Publication Date: Apr 4, 2016
Topics: Global issues, human impacts / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water quality /

State Water Agency Practices for Climate Adaptation
Description: "State water agencies across the country are starting to integrate climate change considerations into the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act programs they administer. Short descriptions have been developed of innovative practices that state wate
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Oct 24, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /


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