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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. Recent issues from the past six months are available below.

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EPA Climate Change and Water News Recent Editions


    • President Obama and EPA Announce Clean Power Plan 
    • Advisory Committee on Water information Announces Public Listening Session for Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Group, September 9, 2015 
    • Climate Ready Water Utilities Releases New Videos Highlighting CREAT Tool 
    • Featured Tool: Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool 
    • Government Accountability Office Report: "Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Address the Impact of Extreme Weather Events" 
    • NOAA Announces Formation of Advisory Committee for Sustained National Climate Assessment;Nominations Due September 14, 2015 
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs Announces 2015 Climate Change Funding Awards 
    • Risky Business Report: "Come Heat and High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern United States and Texas" 
    • Report Published: "Green Infrastructure: Lessons from Science and Practice" 
    • EPA National Water Program Develops Handout Summarizing its Climate Change Adaptation Tools 
    • WaterSense Launches "When In Drought" Campaign 
    • Video Produced for EPA Water Utility Response On-The-Go Mobile Website 
    • EPA Releases Progress Report on Innovations in the Water Sector 
    • Commission for Environmental Cooperation Issues Five-Year Climate Plan and Announces Roster of Experts in Traditional Ecological Knowledge 
    • State of the Climate in 2014 Report Released 
    • NASA Releases Detailed Global Climate Change Projections 
    • Guidebook on Using Beavers to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains Updated and Released 
    • Water Environment Federation Announces National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program 
    • Association of Climate Change Officers to Offer Regional Training Academies on Climate Fundamentals 
    • Winners of the $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Announced


    • EPA Announces Fourth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge 
    • Featured Tool: Storm Water Management Model Climate Adjustment Tool (SWMM-CAT) 
    • White House Releases Progress Report Highlighting Federal Actions Addressing Recommendations of State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience 
    • NOAA Climate Program Office Releases 2016 Funding Opportunities: Letters of Intent due July 30, 2015 
    • Northeast Climate Science Center Releases Report: "Integrating Climate Change in to Northeast and Midwest State Wildlife Action Plans" 
    • NASA and U.S. Geological Survey Joint Project: National Blue Carbon Monitoring System 
    • Early Career Climate Forum Re-Launches Online Community 
    • Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication Releases "Hurricane Attitudes of Coastal Connecticut Residents: A Segmentation Analysis" 
    • EPA National Water Program Releases 2015 Workplan 
    • EPA Releases Report: "Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action" 
    • EPA and Federal Partners Announce Additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative Sites to Prepare Natural Resources for Climate Change 
    • EPA and Partners Announce Fifteen Project Funded through Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative 
    • Featured Tool: National Stormwater Calculator 
    • NOAA Study Shows Rapid Acidification of Arctic Ocean 
    • NOAA Offers Map of U.S. Resilience Initiatives 
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Report Comparing 2014 Federal Adaptation Plans 
    • USDA Announces Expanded Investment in Water Conservation and Resilience throughout Drought Affected Areas 
    • Restore America's Estuaries Releases National Report: "Living Shorelines: From Barriers to Opportunities" 
    • Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Announces National Academies Study and Seeks Nominations for Committee Members 
    • Arizona State University Study: "Impacts of Climate Change on Electric Power Supply in the Western United States"
    • EPA Signs Clean Water Rule 
    • Featured EPA Tool: "Being Prepared For Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans" 
    • NOAA Announces Coastal Resiliency Grants 
    • Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Announce Flood and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants, Due August 28, 2015 
    • U.S. Geological Survey and EcoAdapt Release a New Community Resource: Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe) 
    • FEMA Issues 2015 National Preparedness Report 
    • Northwest Climate Science Center Releases New Annual Publication 
    • National Water Center Opens at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa 
    • Federal Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Releases Report 


    • EPA Local Government Climate Adaptation Training Module Available Online 
    • Tribal Climate Change Webinar Series Announced for May-June 2015 
    • Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Releases 2014 Highlights of Progress and 2015 Implementation Plan 
    • U.S. Geological Survey Publishes Water-Energy Nexus Report 
    • U.S. Global Change Research Program Seeks Public Input on National Climate Assessment Next Steps 
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology Releases Draft Community Resilience Guide for Public Feedback 
    • U.S. Global Change Research Program Releases Synthesis Report on Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies 
    • Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Grants Deadline for Fiscal Year 2015 
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships 
    • Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Offers Training on Climate Change Adaptation Planning 
    • Upcoming EPA Green Infrastructure Webcasts –"Getting More Green for your Stormwater Infrastructure" 
    • EPA's Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Releases Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure Guide 
    • EPA Announces 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners 
    • EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative Announces 2015 
    • Extreme Events Workshop and Coastal Resilience Training Series 
    • U.S. Global Change Research Program Seeks Public Comment on Draft Climate and Health Assessment Report 
    • USDA Releases Fact Sheet on Framework for Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry
    • NOAA Study Finds Marshes, Reefs, Beaches Can Enhance Coastal Resilience 
    • Pacific Islands Climate Science Center Project Estimates the Future Flow of Freshwater Streams in Hawai'i 
    • Hydrologic Impacts Under Climate Change Online Course to be Held June 23-25 
    • EPA and Federal Partners Announce Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative to Prepare Natural Resources for Climate Change 
    • EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Program Releases Video about San Juan Bay Vulnerability Assessment 
    • EPA and Partners are Creating Early Warning System to Detect Harmful Algal Blooms 
    • New Topic Section for U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: Human Health 
    • U.S. Forest Service Releases New Interactive Education Module on Climate Change Effects
    • U.S. Water Alliance Honors 2015 Water Prize Winners 
    • Pacific Institute Report Shows U.S. Has Reduced Water Use Among All Sectors
    • EPA National Water Program Releases 2014 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the National Water Program 
    • Water Utility Response On-The-Go Mobile Website Launched 
    • Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities Updated 
    • EPA and Partners Announce Extreme Events and Climate Adaptation Training Workshops for Utilities and Technical Assistance Providers 
    • New Executive Order Focuses on Sustainability within the Federal Government 
    • U.S. Department of Interior Northeast Climate Science Center Releases 2014 Annual Report 
    • National Research Council Releases Report on Affordability of Flood Insurance and Hosts Webinar to Discuss Results
    • New York City Panel on Climate Change Releases 2015 Report on Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency 
    • Pacific Institute Report: "Impacts of California's Ongoing Drought: Hydroelectricity Generation" 


    • EPA Launches 2015 Green Infrastructure Webcast Series
    • EPA Green Power Leadership Awards Application Period Open Through April 17
    • Monthly Webinar Series: Climate Information for Managing Risks in Water Resources
    • U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Releases Water Resources as Topic Area
    • NOAA Grant Opportunity: "Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes"
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development Report: "Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative"
    • Congressional Research Service Releases: "Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress"
    • Nature Climate Change Article: "Vulnerability and Adaptation of U.S. Shellfisheries to Ocean Acidification"

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