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Climate Change and Water E-Newsletter

The EPA Climate Change and Water E-Newsletter 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 e-newsletter is sent out every two weeks to subscribers. Issues of the e-newsletter from the past six months are below.

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Climate Change and Water E-Newsletter Archive

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 FocusProgress 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 ManagementRequest 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
    • Upcoming Webinars, Conferences and Training

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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
    • Upcoming Webinars, Conferences and Training

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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
    • Upcoming Webinars, Conferences and Training

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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
    • Upcoming Training, Webcasts, and Conferences

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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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July 18, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 58K, About PDF)

    • EPA Launches Green Infrastructure Collaborative
    • EPA to Host Webcast on Building Climate Resiliency with Green Infrastructure - July 22, 2014
    • EPA Announces Funding Opportunity for Strategies to Respond to Water Quality and Drought Due to Climate Change
      EPA Develops Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient
    • President Obama Announces Federal Climate Resources and Actions to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders
    • NOAA Climate Program Office Releases 2015-2019 Strategic Plan
      U.S. Geological Survey Creates Online Tool to View U.S. Coastal Change Hazards
    • NOAA and American Meteorological Society Release 2013 State of the Climate Report
    • U.S. Department of Energy Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects
    • Risky Business Report Finds U.S. Regions and Business Sectors Face Significant Economic Risks from Climate Change
    • Report Examines Untapped Potential of California's Water Supply Using Water-Saving Practices
    • Task Force Releases Recommendations to Address Sea-Level Rise in Miami-Dade, Florida

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 June 20, 2014 Issue (PDF) (3 pp, 50K, About PDF)

    • WaterSense 2013 Accomplishments Report Released
    • EPA Mid Atlantic Regional Administrator to Host Mayors' Roundtable on Climate Change in Delaware
    • President Obama Announces National Disaster Resilience Competition
    • Department of Energy Releases Report on Water-Energy Nexus Challenges and Opportunities
    • GAO Report Released on Freshwater Supply Concerns and Uncertainties
    • Upcoming Webinar: Sea-level Rise Modeling Handbook: Resource Guide for Coastal Land Managers, Engineers, and Scientists, July 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT
    • U.S. Department of Interior Announces Southeast Global Change Monitoring Portal
    • George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication Releases Report on American Attitudes towards Climate Change
    • Profile: Seattle Times "Sea Change" Series on Ocean Acidification

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June 6, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 53K, About PDF)

    • Report: Climate Change Impacts on Americans' Health and Environment
    • WaterSense Announces Notice of Intent to Develop Landscape Irrigation Sprinkler Specification
    • Climate Science Centers and National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Accepting Statements of Interest for Research Funding - Fiscal Year 2015
    • Training: Climate Smart Conservation Course Offered Beginning July 2014
    • Training: U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center Creates Online Education Module on Climate Change Science and Modeling
    • Report: Next Steps for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate
    • Maine Legislation Establishes Commission to Study Impacts of Ocean Acidification
    • Study Demonstrates Shift from Snow to Rain Leads to Decrease in Streamflow
    • Webinar: Partnerships between Water and Energy Utilities to Address Water/Energy Challenges -
      June 19, 2014, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
    • New Online Tool Connects Climate Information, Data and Tools with User Needs
    • Research Links Climate Change to Declines in Cutthroat Trout Populations

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May 21, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4pp, 48K, About PDF) 

    • EPA Webinar for Water Utilities on Financing Climate Adaptation (May 28, 2014)
    • EPA Webinar on Establishing Regional Monitoring Networks to Detect Climate Change-Related Trends (May 28, 2014)
    • NOAA Hosts Webinar on Implications for Water Management, Planning, and Decision Making Based on National Climate Assessment Findings (May 22, 2014)
    • New Publication Outlines Steps for Drought Planning
    • Training Course: Water Temperature Impacts under Climate Change (August 12-14, 2014)
    • Union of Concerned Scientists Hosts Webinar Series with National Climate Assessment Authors Focusing on Regional Impacts (May 22-27, 2014)
    • COMET Program Makes Available Recorded Presentations from 2013 Climate Variability and Change Course
    • New Guide Provides Conservation Guidance in a Changing Climate, Offers Practical Steps for Achieving Climate-Smart Conservation
    • Network of Mayors and Local Officials Share Report on Recommendations to the President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
    • New Book on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States
    • Webinar Series to Discuss Climate Change Impacts on Tribal Water Resources, and Traditional Foods, Role of Traditional Knowledge, and Communication (June 5-23, 2014)
    • Transportation Research Board Hosts Webinar on Climate Data and Tools for the Development and Implementation of Climate Change Plans by State DOTs (June 5, 2014)

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 May 9, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4pp, 110K, About PDF)
    • EPA National Water Program Publishes 2013 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change
    • Directory of Regional Climate Change Adaptation Programs of Federal Natural Resource Agencies Posted
    • Post-Graduate Climate Change and Water Internship Opportunity Available at EPA in Washington, D.C.
    • EPA Issues Version 2 of Blueprint for Integrating Technology Innovation into the National Water Program
    • WaterSense Encourages Spring Sprinkler Spruce-Up
    • Third National Climate Assessment Report Released
    • Massachusetts Awards 2014 Coastal Community Resilience Grants
    • Report Released on Designing Water Rate Structures for Conservation and Revenue Stability
    • Upcoming Events

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April 25, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 368K, About PDF)

    • First Federal Ocean Acidification Strategic Plan Released
    • EPA Twitter Chat on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources to Take Place April 29, 2014
    • EPA to Host Webcast on Integrating Green Infrastructure into Existing Public Works Projects, May 6, 2014
    • EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative to Host Water Sector Emergency Response and Extreme Event Planning Workshop with Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area, May 15-16, 2014 in New Orleans
    • EPA and Antioch University-New England to Host Regional Conference, "Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness," May 19-21, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire
    • Winners of 2nd Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge Announced
    • NOAA Releases Article Series on California's Russian River
    • Department of Interior Funding Opportunity for WaterSMART: Development of Feasibility Studies under the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program for Fiscal Year 2014 Closes May 6, 2014
    • NOAA Announces Webinar Series on Ocean Acidification
    • NOAA Collaborators Announce Availability of New Climate Analysis Tool
    • Association of Climate Change Officers to Host Climate Strategies Forum, May 12-14, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
    • Interactive Map Combines NOAA Data with Climate Impact Reports
    • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Offers Online Climate Courses

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