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Climate Change and Water E-Newsletter

The EPA Climate Change and Water E-Newsletter features news and information about EPA and other federal activities related to climate change and water. Partner activities, as well as related events and publications, are also included. The climate change and water e-newsletter is sent out every two weeks to subscribers. Several past issues of the climate change and water e-newsletter are provided below.

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Climate Change and Water E-Newsletter Archive

April 3, 3014 Issue (PDF) (3 pp, 127K, About PDF)

    • EPA Hosts Climate Showcase Communities Replication Workshop, April 30, 2014 in Baltimore
    • EPA Releases Resource: "Greening CSO Plans: Planning and Modeling Green Infrastructure for Combined Sewer Overflow Control"
    • EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative Hosts Webinar on Decision-Making in Practice: Florida Case Studies, April 9th
    • Sign up for EPA Listserv on Green Infrastructure
    • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Issues Report on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
    • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces TIGER Grants
    • Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country, Starts April 3, 2014
    • Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast Announces Seminar Series on Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities
    • Connect with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

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March 20, 2014 Issue (PDF) (5 pp, 120K, About PDF)

    • EPA Announces Mid-Atlantic Wetland Program Development Grants Proposals
    • 2014 Green Power Leadership Awards Application Period closes April 7, 2014
    • Obama Administration Launches Climate Data Initiative
    • GAO Releases Report on Climate Change Risks to Energy Infrastructure
    • NOAA Releases 2013 Global Climate Report
    • New Technical Inputs to the National Climate Assessment on Energy Supply and Use and on Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities
    • NOAA Announces Coastal Resilience Networks Grant Proposals
    • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Releases Guide to Federal Climate Adaptation Programs
    • Pacific Institute Launches California Drought Website
    • Report Released on Reducing Climate Risks with Natural Infrastructure
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science Launches Communications Campaign on Climate Change

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March 7, 2014 Issue (PDF) (5 pp, 78K, About PDF)

    • EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative continues Webinar Series for Water Utilities Planning for Climate Change Impacts - March through May 2014
    • EPA Issues Federal Register Notice on Request for Public Engagement in the Interagency Special Report on the Impacts of Climate Change on Human HealthEPA and Water Research Foundation Provide Funding for Report on Resilient Business Model for Water Utilities
    • ENERGY STAR Hosts Webcast on Tracking Progress of Energy Efficiency Efforts for Wastewater Treatment Plants on March 12, 2014 (1:00-2:00 p.m. eastern)
    • EPA Announces 3rd Annual Climate Leadership Award Winners
    • EPA Announces "Climate Change in Focus" Student Video ContestFederal Highway Administration Announces Climate Adaptation Case Studies
    • General Services Administration Develops Annotated Version of Executive Order 13653 on Preparing the U.S. for the Impacts of Climate Change
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs Announces FY 2014 Funding Opportunity to Support Tribes Addressing Challenges of Climate Change
    • Gulf Coast Community Handbook developed by Tampa Bay Estuary Program
    • Call for Session Proposals for the 1st California Adaptation Forum Now Open
    • Study Demonstrates Climate Benefits of Estuary RestorationU.S. Water Alliance Announces 2014 Water Prize Winners

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February 14, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 58K, About PDF)

    • EPA Announces Nearly $5 Million in Grants to Support Research on Green Infrastructure
    • EPA Regions and Antioch University-New England to Host Regional Conference, "Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness," May 19-21 in Manchester, New Hampshire
    • EPA Announces Request for Applications for National Center for Sustainable Water Infrastructure Modeling Research
    • USDA Announces Regional Hubs to Help Agriculture, Forestry Mitigate Impacts of Changing Climate
    • U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Announces Opportunity for Public Engagement on Study of Climate Change Impacts to Human Health
    • USGCRP Launches Website for Federal Adaptation Planning and Implementation U.S. Geological Survey Tool Provides County-Level Maps with Historical and Projected Climate Change Data for 21st Century
    • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Gives Testimony before Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on "Extreme Weather Events: Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation's Resilience"
    • California Water Foundation and Partners Release Report: "Evaluation of East Bay Municipal Utility District's Pilot of WaterSmart Home Water Reports"
    • Johnson Foundation Releases Report on "Building Resilient Utilities: How Water and Electric Utilities Can Co-Create Their Futures"
    •  Webinar on California's Updated Climate Adaptation Plan to be Held February 20th

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January 31, 2014 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 66K, About PDF)

    • EPA Releases Climate Assessment Update to National Stormwater Calculator
    • WaterSense to Launch First-Ever H2Otel Challenge; Webinar to be held on February 13, 2014
    • Climate Ready Estuaries Project with New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program to Assess Sea Level Rise Featured on NOAA Digital Coast Site
    • NOAA Releases Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks
    • GAO Releases Report on Federal Efforts Under Way to Assess Water Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Address Adaptation Challenges
    • NOAA Coastal Services Center to Host 2014 Social Coast Forum, February 18-20, 2014
    • U.S. Geological Survey Climate Projection Portal Available for UseSea Level Rise Vulnerability Study for Los Angeles Released
    • Water Research Foundation Releases Research Report, Case Studies, and Tool on Preparing for Extreme Weather Events
    • American Water Works Association and Partners Host 2014 Sustainable Water Management Conference in Denver, Colorado, March 30 - April 2, 2014
    • "Beyond the Basics" Website Shares Best Practices in Local Mitigation Planning

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January 10, 2014 Issue (PDF) (3 pp, 62K, About PDF)

    • EPA Watershed Academy to Host Webcast on EPA's Healthy Watersheds Program and Planning for Green Infrastructure at the Landscape Scale - A Case Study of New York, January 14, 2014
    • Bureau of Reclamation Announces WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for FY 2014 
    • Department of the Interior Regional Climate Science Centers Awards Nearly $7 Million to Universities and Other Partners
    • NOAA Reports November 2013 Global Temperatures as Highest on Record
    • NOAA's RISA Releases "2007-2013 Climate Assessment for the Southwest: Integrating Climate Science for Decision-Support, Mitigating Risk, and Promoting Resilience"
    • Webinars from NOAA Climate Connection and National Weather Service Climate Services Division Now Available on Demand
    • Pacific Institute Releases Reports on Energizing Water Efficiency; Exploring Stable and Sustainable Water Financing Options in California; and Marine Impacts of Seawater Desalination
    • 33 Resilient Cities Announced by Rockefeller Foundation

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December 12, 2013 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 52K, About PDF)
    • EPA Hosts New England Climate Change Leaders Summit
    • EPA's Climate Ready Estuaries Program, the State of Connecticut, and ICLEI Release Adaptation Resource Toolkit
    • EPA and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Release Guide: "Using Smart Growth Strategies to Create More Resilient Communities in the Washington, D.C., Region"
    • Draft of Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report Submitted for Government Review
    • California Natural Resources Agency Releases Public Review Draft of Document on Reducing Climate Risk in California
    • Report Released on California's Water-Energy-Climate Nexus
    • Special Issue of Journal "Climatic Change" Focuses on Climate Change and Indigenous Communities
    • Columbia University's Center for Climate Change Law Publishes Report on State by State Hazard Mitigation Plans and Climate Change
    • City of Boston Releases New Report on Municipal Climate Preparedness
    • Coastal Resilience Network Releases New Suite of Interactive Tools
    • Johnson Foundation Releases Report on Building Resilient Utilities
    • Ecological Society of America Journal Releases Issue on Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystems and People

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November 22, 2013 Issue (PDF) (4 pp, 79K, About PDF)

    • EPA and Federal Partners Announce National Drought Resilience Partnership
    • EPA and New England Leaders Convene to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Challenges
    • EPA to Host Three-Part Webcast Series for State and Local Governments on Communications for Climate Programs – December 4, 11, and 18, 2013
    • EPA Releases Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool
    • Seeking Feedback on our EPA Water and Climate Change Website
    • Department of Interior to Host Seminar on National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaption Strategy on December 9, 2013
    • GAO Releases Report on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Actions that Limit its ProgressClimate Central Launches "Surging Seas Risk Finder" for Florida 
    • Georgetown Climate Center Seeking Applications from Government Entities (and NGOs Working with Government Entities) to Provide In-Kind Legal and Policy Support for State and Local Adaptation Projects

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November 7, 2013 Issue (PDF) (3pp, 184K, About PDF)

    • Draft EPA Office of Water Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan Released for Public Review and Comment
    • EPA Releases Report on Importance of Water to Economy
    • President Issues Executive Order on Preparing for Climate Change and Creates Task Force
    • Bureau of Reclamation Releases Climate Change Literature Synthesis Report
    • NOAA and Sea Grant Release Report on Cost-Efficient Climate Adaptation Best Practices in North Atlantic Communities
    • Columbia University's Center for Climate Change Law Publishes Handbook on Legal Tools to Limit Risks of Climate Change for Coastal Communities
    • American Meteorological Society Journal Releases Study on Climate Change Sensitivity Assessment and Adaptation Planning for Public Water Supply

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