Friday, February 05, 2016

Climate Change Indicators in the United States

EPA tracks 30 indicators of climate change in the Unites States. You can learn about these climate change indicators on EPA's Climate Change website and view the complete 2014 Climate Change Report.

You can also find more information on the National Climate Assessment web page.

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Sources: EPA; National Climate Assessment

 

 

Thursday, February 04, 2016

EPA Launches New Online Training Module on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

EPA has released a new online training module, “Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources.” This training module is intended to increase water resource professionals’ understanding of the causes of climate change, its potential impacts on water resources, and the challenges that water resource professionals face. The module also describes how federal, state, tribal, and local governments and communities are working to make the United States more resilient to the impacts of climate. The 45-minute training is part of the EPA Watershed Academy Web certificate program.

The training module is designed to increase your understanding of the causes of climate change, its potential impacts on water resources, and the challenges water resource managers are facing. The course contains three parts which will take about 45 minutes to complete. Optional supplementary information on climate change impacts in the United States is included at the end of the course if you are interested in more details.

Visit EPA Watershed Academy for more information and to start course.

You can also view and download the course transcript here.

Note: The course is worth one Continuous Learning Point (CLP) and may be used towards CEU, PDU and CPE credits

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Source: Water Headlines / EPA Watershed Academy

 

Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned from EPA Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Projects

Report: Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned from EPA Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Projects

 

A Resource for Accelerating Green Infrastructure as Business-as-Usual for Stormwater Management, Infrastructure Investment and Community Development

Urban stormwater continues to be a persistent and growing source of water pollution across the United States. Climate change is leading to more intense weather events and dwindling water supplies. Together these conditions stress the performance of the nation’s water infrastructure. Green infrastructure is an adaptable and multifunctional approach to stormwater management and climate resiliency with many benefits for communities.

Since 2012 EPA has supported technical assistance projects in communities across the country. This report summarizes successes and lessons learned from this effort. It matches problems with real-world, tested solutions. With a guide to green infrastructure practices and a table of benefits, city managers can share the report with potential collaborators and stakeholders.

You can also learn more by visiting the EPA's Green Infrastructure Web Cast Series - including information on upcoming webcasts and links to view past webcasts

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Source: EPA Green Infrastructure