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Policy Briefs Concerning the Risks of Climate Change

A series of science policy briefs has been compiled by the Center for Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences. These one-page briefs note that climate change is expected to increase the risks of rain-related disease in Wisconsin (and elsewhere).  The papers discuss the latest science that has detected viruses from human sewage in non-disinfected groundwater and how the increased intensity and frequency of precipitation under climate-change scenarios is expected to increase these risks by increasing the burden stormwater poses on already stressed infrastructure.  Both the executive summary and the 10 one-page briefs and are available through the link below:

http://home.freshwater.uwm.edu/mclellanlab/736-2/