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EPA Releases Updated National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

img_1995EPA has released an updated report addressing ways to build resilience to climate change for water resources has been released by the federal Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup.  “Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate” updates a 2011 National Action Plan and outlines priority actions to make progress in three key areas: data and research; planning and decision support; and training and outreach. Fourteen federal agencies were involved in developing this report and are undertaking efforts to build the nation’s preparedness to extreme events.

Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate
This report addresses ways to build resilience to climate change for water resources. It updates a 2011 National Action Plan which outlines priority actions to make progress in three key areas: data and research, planning and decision support, and training and outreach. Fourteen federal agencies were involved in developing this report and are undertaking efforts to build the nation’s preparedness to extreme events.
https://acwi.gov/climate_wkg/iwrcc/2016_nap_final_20161129.pdf

The 2011 National Action Plan is based on the latest science on climate risks to freshwater resources. The Plan establishes a national goal to have government agencies and citizens collaboratively manage freshwater resources in response to a changing climate. This plan aims to ensure adequate water supplies, to safeguard human life, health and property, and to protect water quality and aquatic ecosystems.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ceq/2011_national_action_plan.pdf

There are some other good links on the EPA Climate Change and Water page.
https://www.epa.gov/climate-change-water-sector/federal-collaborations-addressing-climate-change-and-water

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