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EPA Climate Change and Water News Highlights Drinking Water Resources

This week’s edition of EPA Climate Change and Water News bi-weekly newsletter includes a number of items and resources that should be of interest to state drinking water programs as follows.

  • EPA releases New Fact Sheets on, “What ClimateChange Means for Your State,” that focuses on the impacts of climate change in each of the 50 states and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico. These 52 fact sheets compile information from previously published synthesis and assessment reports to provide a handy reference for state and local policymakers, businesses, and individuals who are looking to communicate impacts of climate change in a given state.
  • EPA publishes New EPA Hazard Mitigation Guide to identify cost-effective projects that will increase a water utility’s resilience to natural disasters.
  • NOAA launches America’s first National Water Forecast Model
  • Western Forester publishes article on Forests, Droughts, & Water: Challenges for the Future that describes results of the Northwest Climate Science Center’s funded research to understand the effects of forest cover on mountain snowpack, and directs readers to a set of online tools and resources for managers.
  • National Science Foundation announces $7 Million Grant under the Environmental Sustainability (ES) program that supports innovations in management of storm water, recycling and reuse of drinking water, and green engineering techniques to support sustainability. Applications are due by October 20, 2016.

For more information about climate change impacts on water resources, go to: http://www2.epa.gov/climate-change-water-sector.