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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

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 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

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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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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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