EPA’s Water Program Publishes 2012 Climate Change Progress Report

EPA’s National Water Program has published its “2012 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change.”  The report provides a summary of the major climate change-related accomplishments of EPA’s national and regional water programs in 2012. This is the fourth climate change progress report for the National Water Program and the first progress report organized around the five long-term programmatic vision areas described in the National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change: water infrastructure; watersheds and wetlands; coastal and ocean waters; water quality; and working with Tribes. The National Water Program released the National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change in December 2012 as an update to the initial climate change and water strategy released in 2008. The 2012 Strategy describes long-term goals for the management of sustainable water resources for future generations in light of climate change and is intended to be a road map to guide programmatic planning.

To view the report and learn more about climate change impacts on water resources, visit EPA’s web site HERE.