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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

    • 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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    • EPA Publishes: "Green Infrastructure Opportunities that Arise During Municipal Operations" 
    • EPA Announces 2015 Climate Leadership Award Winners 
    • Comment Period Extended for Guidance for Federal Agencies on Consideration of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews 
    • NOAA Article: "An Extreme Event of Sea-Level Rise along the Northeast Coast of North America in 2009–2010" 
    • USDA to Invest $84 Million to Help Communities Recover from Natural Disasters 
    • Northwest Climate Science Center Creates Online Climate Data Resources Library 
    • Southwest Climate Science Center: "Are Conservation Organizations Configured for Effective Adaptation to Global Change?" 
    • Western Water Assessment and Partners Release Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study 
    • University of California Berkeley School of Law Publishes: "Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation" 
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: "Anthropogenic Warming Has Increased Drought Risk in California" 
    • Nature Communications: "Climate Science: The Future of Coastal Ocean Upwelling"


February 23, 2015 Issue (PDF) (3 pp, 142K, About PDF)

    • EPA Announces Climate Adjustment Tool for the Storm Water Management Model
    • DOI Directs $8 Million to Fund Climate Change Adaptation through Tribal Program
    • Federal Highway Administration's Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Case Studies Series
    • NRDC Issues Brief on Philadelphia's Greened Acre Retrofit Program
    • George Mason University and Partner Release Survey Report: "Public Health, Energy, and Climate Change"
    • ITEP Video Highlights Climate Change Impacts on Tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

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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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