Climate Change: Select Federal Efforts to Monitor Impacts on Water Infrastructure and Resources


Aileen Stablum (Editor)

Series: Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
BISAC: POL026000

Climate change is having a variety of impacts on natural resources in the United States, ranging from more severe drought to increased flooding, and is altering assumptions that have been central to water resource planning and management. The Department of Defense’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) have assessed water resource and infrastructure vulnerabilities and taken steps to develop guidance and strategies to adapt to the effects of climate change.

This book examines actions taken by the Corps and Reclamation since 2009 to assess and respond to the potential effects of climate change on water infrastructure; and challenges, if any, faced by the Corps and Reclamation in assessing and responding to the potential effects of climate change on water infrastructure, and the steps the agencies are taking to address them. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Climate Change: Federal Efforts under Way to Assess Water Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Address Adaptation Challenges (pp. 1-36)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 – Water—The Nation’s Fundamental Climate Issue: A White Paper on the U.S. Geological Survey Role and Capabilities (pp. 37-54)
Harry F. Lins, Robert M. Hirsch and Julie Kiang

Chapter 3 – Report to Congress: Strengthening the Scientific Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Resources of the United States (pp. 55-148)
Federal Interagency Panel on Climate Change and Water Data and Information



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