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Mid-Atlantic Climate Change: Adapting Water Programs to Climate Change

Climate Change has Important Impacts on Water Resources. As climate change warms the atmosphere and alters the hydrological cycle, there are likely to be changes to the amount, timing, form, and intensity of precipitation and the flow of water in watersheds, as well as the quality of aquatic and marine environments.

What is the Region 3 Water Program Doing about Climate Change? The Region 3 water program is working with state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, and the regulated community to adapt water programs to a changing climate in the Mid-Atlantic Region. These activities are described in the draft EPA Region 3 Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan.

 

Need to Adapt to Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat - we are already feeling its impacts across the country and the world. The President's Climate Action Plan (June 2013)

Increased drought conditions are already challenging our communities, while more frequent and intense storms are straining our ability to manage stormwater runoff, to deliver safe drining water and to ensure proper wastewater treatment. EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy (July 31, 2013)

Regional Climate Connections

Climate Change

Air and Climate

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Climate Contacts

Climate Indicators

Greenhouse Gases

Power Plants

Water and Climate

State and Local Connections

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Climate Change Partnerships in the Mid-Atlantic

  • Climate Change Adaptation for Region 3 Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities

    What is the National Water Program Doing to Respond to Climate Change?

    More National Information (placed in a text box; to be expanded as water programs integrate climate change and create tools and resources).

     

     

     

     

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