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2008 National Water Program Strategy and Progress Reports

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This page provides links to the National Water Program's 2008 Strategy and related documents.

2008 National Water Program Strategy

2008 National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change (September 2008)
Provides an overview of the likely effects of climate change on water resources and the nation's clean water and safe drinking water programs. Also describes over 40 specific actions the National Water Program intends to take to adapt program implementation in light of climate change.

Cover of the National Water Program Strategy document

National Water Program Climate Change Strategy: Key Action Update for 2010-2011 (August 2010)
The original 2008 National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change included forty-four "key actions" to be undertaken during 2008 and 2009 that could be initiated within existing resources.This Update for 2010-2011 describes the actions that were implemented in 2010 and 2011.

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Progress on the 2008 Strategy

2010-2011 National and Regional Highlights of Progress (December 2011)
The National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change, 2010-2011 National and Regional Highlights of Progress is the third progress report of the 2008 Strategy, highlighting the accomplishments of the National Water Program in 2010 and 2011.

2009 Implementation Progress Report (January 2010)
The National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change Progress Report for 2009 describes the climate change accomplishments of the National Water Program in the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation, research, education, and management during 2009.

2008 Implementation Progress Report (January 2009)
The National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change Progress Report for 2008 describes the climate change accomplishments of the National Water Program in the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation, research, education, and management during 2008.

If you have difficulty accessing these PDF documents, please contact Elana Goldstein (water_climate_change@epa.gov) at 202-564-1800 for assistance.

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