Water as a Climate Change Solution
Climate stress if often experienced as water stress including weather events, floods, drought, and sea level rise. The water sector is central to managing these climate stresses while working to mitigate the threats of climate change through resiliency, adaptation, and greenhouse gas mitigation. EPA is part of a whole-of-government approach to mitigating the effects of climate change by working with federal partners, states, Tribes, and local governments to build resiliency and develop tools to respond.
The impacts of climate change are wide ranging and disproportionately harm environmental justice communities. EPA works with communities to understand the lived experiences of those who face climate stress and form water solutions grounded in local wisdom and the best available science.
Learn more about the resources available for individuals, utilities and governments to reduce their impact and respond to the climate crisis.
Featured EPA Programs and Initiatives
Featured EPA Tools
- Being Prepared for Climate Change:
A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans
- Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT)
- National Stormwater Calculator
- Resilience and Adaptation in New England (RAINE)
- Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources: Online Training Module
- All Tools