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Climate Change and Water E-Newsletter

EPA Climate Change and Water News features news and information from EPA and other federal agencies related to climate change and water. Partner activities, as well as related events and publications, are also included. The newsletter is sent out approximately every two weeks to subscribers. Issues from the past six months are available below.

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EPA Climate Change and Water News Archive

February 10, 2015 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 96K, About PDF)

    • EPA Documents Assisting Municipalities in Planning and Paying for Green Infrastructure 
    • EPA Awards $1 Million in Grants to Protect and Restore America's Wetlands 
    • Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant - Application Deadline: March 13, 2015 
    • Executive Order Establishes New Federal Flood Risk Management Standards for Federal Projects 
    • Training on Climate Adaptation & Infrastructure Engineering
    • NOAA Fisheries Releases Draft Climate Science Strategy for Public Comment 
    • Northeast Climate Science Center Paper, "Making Decisions in Complex Landscapes: Headwater Stream Management across Multiple Agencies" 
    • Study Published on Storage and Release of Organic Carbon from Glaciers and Ice Sheets 
    • Risky Business Report on Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest 
    • Call for Abstracts for Transportation Research Board Climate Change Conference 
    • Study Published on Probabilistic Reanalysis of Twentieth-Century Sea-Level Rise 
    • Georgetown Climate Center Announces "The Great American Adaptation Road Trip"

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January 21, 2015 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 214K, About PDF)

    • EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative Releases Storm Surge Inundation Map and Scenario Based Project Changes Map
    • EPA and Antioch University New England Webinar: "Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment" on January 29
    • U.S. DOT Webcast on "Climate and Extreme Weather Risk Management Tools - Learning from the Gulf Coast" on January 22 
    • NOAA National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit Released
    • National Adaptation Forum Webinar on February 12 and Early Registration Deadline of February 28 for Forum in May 2015
    • Abstracts for June 2015 American Water Resources Association Climate Change Adaptation Conference due February 13
    • Pacific Institute Releases Interactive Map of California Urban Water Use
    • University of Colorado Boulder Offers Free, Self-Paced Online Course: "Water in the Western United States"

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 January 8, 2015 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 218K, About PDF)

    • EPA Webinar "Climate Resilience: What to Expect, How to Prepare, and What You Can Learn from Others" Available Online
    • Council on Environmental Quality Releases Draft Guidance on Considering Climate Change in NEPA Reviews
    • U.S. Geological Survey, Delaware Department of Natural Resources, & Delaware Sea Grant Program Release Interactive Flood Risk Maps
    • NASA and U.S. Geological Survey Offer Climate Data App Challenge
    • Dept. of Health and Human Services Releases Guide and Toolkit on Climate Change for Healthcare Infrastructure
    • NOAA Fisheries and Rutgers University Release OCEANADAPT Web Tool
    • U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Climate Science Center Projects Announced
    • Massachusetts Announces Coastal Community Resilience Grant Awards for 2015
    • Report Confirms Worldwide Retreat of Glaciers
    • Rockefeller Foundation Announces Second Set of Resilient Cities

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December 19, 2014 Issue (PDF) (5 pp, 136K, About PDF)

    • EPA Participates in Climate Adaptation, Preparedness, and Resilience Exercise in Hampton Roads, Virginia 
    • EPA Draft Report Out for Comment: "Regional Monitoring Networks to Detect Climate Change Effects in Stream Ecosystems" 
    • White House Announces New Education, Literacy and Training Initiative on Climate Science 
    • Climate Data Initiative Releases Ecosystem Vulnerability and Water Resources Resilience Themes 
    • Federal Highway Administration Sustainability and Climate Change Sessions Announced for Transportation Research Annual Board Meeting - January 2015
    • NOAA Releases Assessment Report on Causes and Predictability of 2011-2014 California Drought 
    • U.S. Global Change Research Program Releases Annual Report on Global Change Research
    • White House Recognizes 16 U.S. Communities as Climate Action Champions for Leadership on Climate Change 
    • Publication Analyzes and Compares the Use of Drought Indices for Tracking Interannual Streamflow Variability 
    • Report Released on Public Perceptions of Health Consequences of Climate Change 
    • University of Michigan Climate Center Develops Cities Impacts and Adaptation Tool
    • Report Released on How Climate Change Endangers America's Neglected Wastewater Infrastructure 
    • North American Sustainability Action Inventory Survey Seeks Input by January 7 

December 1, 2014 Issue (PDF) (3 pp, 182K, About PDF)

    • EPA to Assist Water Utilities in Enhancing Climate Resilience and Readiness
    • EPA Announces Webcast on Green Infrastructure for Localized Flood Management, December 2
    • Federal Agency Partnership Releases U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
    • Recommendations from President's State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
    • U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Center Models Response of Imperiled Freshwater Mussels to Climate Change
    • U.S. Geological Survey Publishes Study on Current and Potential Climate Changed Hydrologic Conditions in the Lake Michigan Basin
    • Chesapeake Quarterly Publishes Special Issue on Sea Level Rise and the Chesapeake Bay
    • Reuters Publishes Part Three of Sea Level Rise Series
    • University of Colorado Develops Educational Videos on Water-Energy Nexus

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November 17, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 303K, About PDF)

    • EPA Releases Agency-Wide Climate Change Adaptation Plans
    • EPA Develops Guide to Help Communities with Better Stormwater Management
    • Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network Releases Strategic Plan
    • NOAA Visualization and Mapping Tool Assists Great Lakes Communities Adapt to Lake Water Level Changes
    • National Science Foundation Awards Grants to Study Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Ecosystems
    • U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center Looks at Coastal Ecosystem Response to Climate Change
    • NOAA/University of North Carolina-Wilmington Study Links Warming Waters to Increased Invasive, Native Species
    • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Releases Fifth Synthesis Report
    • Report Ranks U.S. Largest Insurance Companies on Response to Climate Risks
    • Report Recommends Actions for Future of Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources
    • Pacific Institute Provides Weekly Updates on California's Severe Drought
    • Report Explains Extreme Events of 2013 from Climate Perspective

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October 29, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 260K, About PDF)

    • EPA Releases Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans and Hosts Webcast on October 29
    • EPA Webinar Series on Water Utilities and Sustainability Begins October 30
    • Broad Collaborative Launched to Advance Green Infrastructure 
    • EPA Announces Request for Proposals for Healthy Watershed Consortium Grant
    • WaterSense Announces 2014 Partners of the Year
    • EPA and Partners Publish Research Findings on Streamflow Vulnerability to Climate Change in Oregon
    • White House Announces Priority Agenda to Enhance Climate Resilience of America's Natural Resources
    • Department of Defense Releases 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap
    • Georgetown Climate Center Releases State Adaptation Progress Tracker 
    • Union of Concerned Scientists Releases Report on Rising Sea Level and Tides
    • Climate and Traditional Knowledge Workgroup Releases Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Initiatives
    • Report Developed on Climate Resiliency of National Capital Region 

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October 3, 2014 Issue (PDF) (3 pp, 53K, About PDF)

    • EPA Releases Tool for Water and Wastewater Utilities on Flood Resilience 
    • Third Edition of Report on Climate Change Indicators in the U.S. Available Online and in Print 
    • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan Includes Climate Resiliency Focus
    • Progress Report for National Fish, Wildlife & Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy Published 
    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces National Disaster Resilience Competition 
    • White House Launches Climate Action Champions Competition 
    • U.N. Environment Program Releases Green Infrastructure Guide on Water Management
    • Request for Proposals for 2015 National Adaptation Forum
    • Climate Central Releases Surging Seas Risk Finder for Delaware, Maryland Virginia and Washington, D.C. 
    • Association of Climate Change Officers Publishes Two Reports on Public and Private Sector Responses to Sea Level Rise
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September 16, 2014 Issue (PDF) (2 pp, 183K, About PDF)

    • Registration Opens for Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge
    • NOAA Announces Funding Opportunity on Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise
    • U.S. Geological Survey and Alaska Climate Science Center Publish Guidelines for Collection of Water Temperature Data in Alaska
    • Georgetown Climate Center Releases 100 Recommendations to Improve Federal Programs to Prepare for Climate Change
    • Reuters News Series Examines Flooding Increase Along Much of U.S. Coastline
    • Lake Mead Reservoir Reaches Lowest Level Since Constructed

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August 28, 2014 Issue (PDF) (3 pp, 233K, About PDF)

    • EPA Announces 2015 Climate Leadership Awards Application Period - Open until September 12
    • GAO Publishes "Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposures through Greater Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather"
    • NOAA Offers Climate Prediction Center GIS Portal
    • U.S. Geological Survey Announces Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting
    • U.S. Forest Service Publishes on Stream Temperature Variability and Salmon
    • North Inlet–Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Releases Manual on Low Impact Development for Coastal South Carolina"
    • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Unveils "Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters"
    • Pacific Institute Publishes Fact Sheet and Infographic on Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California Agriculture

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August 14, 2014 Issue (PDF) (3pp, 199K, About PDF)

    • Presentations from EPA Climate Showcase Communities Replication Workshop Available
    • Regional Guides Developed for Teaching the 2014 National Climate Assessment
    • Report Highlights How Climate Change May Affect Water Supply and Demand in Colorado
    • Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Two Papers on Urban Water Conservation as a Clean Water Act Compliance Strategy and State Revolving Funds as a Climate Resiliency Opportunity

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August 1, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 52K, About PDF)

    • EPA Presents Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge
    • EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Program Launches Redesigned Website
    • Obama Administration Unveils Second Phase of Climate Data Initiative: Food Resilience in a Changing Climate
    • Report Discusses How Climate and Extreme Weather Events Impact Water Sector
    • NOAA Study Looks at Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency
    • U.S. Geological Survey Announces "Climate Matters" Newsletter
    • National Research Council Releases Report on Risk Reduction along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts
    • Center for Neighborhood Technology Launches "Rain Ready" Initiative
    • National Association of Clean Water Agencies and Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Release Summary of Water Resilience Summit
    • Michigan Journal of Sustainability Calls for Abstracts for Special Edition Focused on Climate Adaptation Initiatives in the U.S.

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