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Climate Change and Water News

Climate Change Water NewsletterEPA 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 three months are available below.


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EPA Climate Change and Water News: Recent Editions

Below are past issues of the newsletter. To download a newsletter, click on an issue or scroll to the bottom of the page.

October 5, 2015 Issue
  • EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center Launches New Website
  • EPA Launches New Tool to Support Community Interest in Green Infrastructure
  • EPA Announces Green Infrastructure Campus Demonstration Project Grant Winners
  • USDA Draft Report: “Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System” Released for Public Review
  • Northeast Stream Temperature Inventory & Decision Support Tool Released
  • First-Ever National Climate Boot Camp to Address Tribal Needs and Concerns Related to Climate Change
  • Northeast Habitat Map Viewer and Dataset Developed
  • Report: Performance of Natural Infrastructure and Nature-based Measures as Coastal Risk Reduction Features
  • New Software Tool Improves Water Quality, Reduces Consumption

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September 11, 2015 Issue

  • New EPA Website: “Addressing Climate Change in the Water Sector”
  • EPA and Federal Partners Creating Early Warning System to Detect Harmful Algal Blooms
  • EPA Report: “Managing Water Quality in the Face of Uncertainty”
  • EPA to Host Stormwater Conference: October 18-22, 201
  • U.S. Geological Survey Releases: “Sea Level Rise Modeling Handbook: Resource Guide for Coastal Land Managers, Engineers, and Scientists”
  • New Arctic Topic Added to U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
  • Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Network Releases New Region Map
  • Nomination Deadline for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (NCA) Federal Advisory Committee: September 14, 2015
  • 100 Resilient Cities Challenge Applications Due November 24, 2015
  • National Science Foundation Awards $12 Million for Urban Water Sustainability Research Network
  • Florida International University Launches Sea Level Solutions Center

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August 27, 2015 Issue

  • Storm Surge and Hurricane Strike Frequency Map
  • NOAA Announces Fisheries Climate Science Strategy
  • Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Develop New Region Map
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program Funding Available – Deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Study Shows Sea Level Rise to Threaten West Coast Tidal Wetlands over Next 100 Years
  • Resilience AmeriCorps Announces Ten Cities for Pilot Program to Support Communities in Building Capacity and Technical Support for Climate Resilience
  • Evapotranspiration Data Added to Rocky Mountains – High Plains Climate Dashboard
  • Online (Virtual) Course Announcement: Hydrologic Impacts under Climate Change – October 20-22, 201
  • Researchers Work to Understand Climate Change Impacts to Vegetation in Northern Rockies
  • Pacific Institute Releases Study on Promises and Perils of Farming During California’s Ongoing Drought

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August 11, 2015 Issue

  • President Obama and EPA Announce Clean Power Plan
  • ​Advisory Committee on Water information Announces Public Listening Session for Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Group, September 9, 2015
  • Climate Ready Water Utilities Releases New Videos Highlighting CREAT Tool
  • Featured Tool: Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool
  • Government Accountability Office Report: “Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Address the Impact of Extreme Weather Events”
  • NOAA Announces Formation of Advisory Committee for Sustained National Climate Assessment; Nominations Due September 14, 2015
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Announces 2015 Climate Change Funding Awards
  • Risky Business Report: “Come Heat and High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern United States and Texas”
  • Report Published: “Green Infrastructure: Lessons from Science and Practice”

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July 29, 2015 Issue

  • EPA National Water Program Develops Handout Summarizing its Climate Change Adaptation Tools 
  • WaterSense Launches "When In Drought" Campaign 
  • Video Produced for EPA Water Utility Response On-The-Go Mobile Website 
  • EPA Releases Progress Report on Innovations in the Water Sector 
  • Commission for Environmental Cooperation Issues Five-Year Climate Plan and Announces Roster of Experts in Traditional Ecological Knowledge 
  • State of the Climate in 2014 Report Released 
  • NASA Releases Detailed Global Climate Change Projections 
  • Guidebook on Using Beavers to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains Updated and Released 
  • Water Environment Federation Announces National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program 
  • Association of Climate Change Officers to Offer Regional Training Academies on Climate Fundamentals 
  • Winners of the $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Announced

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July 9, 2015 Issue

  • EPA Announces Fourth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge 
  • Featured Tool: Storm Water Management Model Climate Adjustment Tool (SWMM-CAT) 
  • White House Releases Progress Report Highlighting Federal Actions Addressing Recommendations of State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience 
  • NOAA Climate Program Office Releases 2016 Funding Opportunities: Letters of Intent due July 30, 2015 
  • Northeast Climate Science Center Releases Report: "Integrating Climate Change in to Northeast and Midwest State Wildlife Action Plans" 
  • NASA and U.S. Geological Survey Joint Project: National Blue Carbon Monitoring System 
  • Early Career Climate Forum Re-Launches Online Community 
  • Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication Releases "Hurricane Attitudes of Coastal Connecticut Residents: A Segmentation Analysis" 

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June 25, 2015 Issue

  • EPA National Water Program Releases 2015 Workplan 
  • EPA Releases Report: "Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action" 
  • EPA and Federal Partners Announce Additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative Sites to Prepare Natural Resources for Climate Change 
  • EPA and Partners Announce Fifteen Project Funded through Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative 
  • Featured Tool: National Stormwater Calculator 
  • NOAA Study Shows Rapid Acidification of Arctic Ocean 
  • NOAA Offers Map of U.S. Resilience Initiatives 
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Report Comparing 2014 Federal Adaptation Plans 
  • USDA Announces Expanded Investment in Water Conservation and Resilience throughout Drought Affected Areas 
  • Restore America's Estuaries Releases National Report: "Living Shorelines: From Barriers to Opportunities" 
  • Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Announces National Academies Study and Seeks Nominations for Committee Members 
  • Arizona State University Study: "Impacts of Climate Change on Electric Power Supply in the Western United States"

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June 8, 2015 Issue

  • EPA Signs Clean Water Rule 
  • Featured EPA Tool: "Being Prepared For Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans" 
  • NOAA Announces Coastal Resiliency Grants 
  • Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Announce Flood and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants, Due August 28, 2015 
  • U.S. Geological Survey and EcoAdapt Release a New Community Resource: Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe) 
  • FEMA Issues 2015 National Preparedness Report 
  • Northwest Climate Science Center Releases New Annual Publication 
  • National Water Center Opens at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa 
  • Federal Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Releases Report 

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