National Water Program strategy response to climate change

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Subjects: Water-supply--United States
Water quality management--United States
Water--Pollution--Risk assessment--United States
Climatic changes--Risk assessment--United States
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Public review draft
Published: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, [2008]
Physical Description: vi, 101 p. : digital, PDF file
Additional Authors: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water
National Water Program (U.S.). Climate Change Workgroup
Notes: System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Mode of access: Internet from the EPA web site. Address as of 6/9/08: http://www.epa.gov/water/climatechange/docs/3-27-08%5Fccdraftstrategy%5Ffinal.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Title from title screen (viewed on March 31, 2008)
"This document was prepared by the National Water Program Climate Change Workgroup."
"March 2008."
Summary: This National Water Program strategy: response to climate change provides an overview of the likely effects of climate change on water resources and the nation's clean water and safe drinking water programs. It also describes specific actions the National Water Program intends to take to adapt program implementation in light of climate change
Includes bibliographical references (p. 90-101)
Contents: Introduction -- Climate change impacts on water resources -- Climate change basic science -- Air and water temperature change impacts -- Rainfall/snowfall levels and distribution change impacts -- Storm intensity change impacts -- Sea level rise impacts -- Coastal/ocean characteristic change impacts -- Changes in energy generation -- National Water Program: climate change goals and response actions -- Greenhouse gas mitigation related to water -- Adapting water programs to climate change -- Climate change research related to water -- Water program education on climate change -- Water Program management of climate change -- Appendices -- Climate change impacts on water in regions of the United States -- Summary list of climate change actions -- Adaptations for Alaska water infrastructure -- EPA global climate change research related to water -- Potential climate change/water research needs -- Glossary of water program and climate change terms -- Water Program and climate change acronyms
OCLC Number: 216675762