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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Water quality

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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 /

Managing Water Quality in the Face of Uncertainty: A Robust Decision Making Demonstration for EPA's National Water Program
Description: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), together with its state and local partners, develops watershed implementation plans designed to meet total maximum daily load (TMDL) water quality standards. Uncertainty regarding the impacts of climate c
Source: Rand Corporation
Publication Date: Sep 9, 2015
Topics: Water quality /

2015 Workplan: National Water Program Response to Climate Change
Description: What the EPA is doing in the areas of "1. water infrastructure; 2. watersheds and wetlands; 3. coastal and ocean waters; 4. water quality; and 5. working with Tribes."
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Jun 16, 2015
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change Adaptation Introductory Training for Local Officials
Description: Deals with effects of climate change (such as rising temperatures, changing precipitation, increased drought and wildfires, and sea level rise) and local communities' vulnerabilities (stormwater, wastewater, water supply, etc.). Takes about 30 minutes to
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: May 6, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Sea level rise / Water quality / Wildfires /

2014 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the National Water Program
Description: EPA's work in water infrastructure, watersheds and wetlands, coastal waters, and water quality.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Mar 25, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / 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 in 2015 to include updated climate models,
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Mar 4, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Impact of Climate Change on the Ecology of Algal Blooms
Description: "The objectives were fourfold: 1. Determine how global warming could impact cyanobacterial abundance; 2. Determine the relative importance of temperature and nutrients in determining changes; in phytoplankton and cyanobacterial abundance; 3. Determine how
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Jan 29, 2015
Topics: Water quality /

President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations to the President
Description: "The recommendations offer guidance on how the Federal Government should modernize programs and policies to incorporate climate change, incentivize and remove barriers to community resilience, and provide useful, actionable information and tools. The Task
Source: United States. White House Council on Environmental Quality
Publication Date: Nov 17, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

EPA Adaptation Implementation Plans
Description: EPA's plans to adapt to climate change for different sectors (such as water) and all regions of the country.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Oct 31, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Federal Regulations, EPA, Clean Air Act / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)
Description: "EPA's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) is used throughout the world for planning, analysis and design related to stormwater runoff, combined and sanitary sewers, and other drainage systems in urban areas. There are many applications for drainage syste
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Oct 9, 2014
Topics: Models and Tools / Water quality / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /

 

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