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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. 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

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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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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