Planning and Management: Programmatic Response to Climate Change and Water

Below are descriptions of documents developed by the EPA National Water Program, detailing programmatic efforts to address climate change impacts to water resources. To download the documents, scroll to the bottom of the page. 
 
2015 Workplan: EPA National Water Program Response to Climate Change 2015 NWP Workplan Cover
The Workplan lays out the actions that the EPA National Water Program plans to take in 2015 to implement the “EPA National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change." It is intended to be a roadmap to guide program planning and inform decision-makers during the Agency’s planning and budgeting process. The 2015 Workplan builds on work conducted in 2012-2014. View and download the document.
 
EPA Office of Water Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan (2014)image of Adaptation Implementation Plan OW cover
The Implementation Plan provides an overview of the opportunities available to the Office of Water within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to respond climate challenges.  The Plan addresses specific challenges for the operation of national programs to protect the water quality and drinking water in a changing climate.  View and download the document.


EPA National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Changeimage of 2012 NWP Response to Climate Change cover  The Strategy sets out EPA's long-term goals and specific actions to prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate on water resources. The Strategy is organized around five programmatic vision areas: protecting water infrastructure; coastal and ocean waters; watersheds; water quality, and working with Tribes. View and download the document.
 

The following Highlights of Progress Reports provide a summary of the major climate change-related accomplishments of EPA's national and regional water programs. The reports reflect annual implementation of the EPA National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change.
 
2014 Highlights Report2014 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the EPA National Water Program
 



 

2013 Highlights of Progress2013 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the EPA National Water Program
 

2012 Highlights of Progress2012 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the EPA National Water Program
 

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