NOAA Water Sector Resources
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit offers a variety of climate change and water related data services and maps that could benefit water utilities looking to increase resilience to climate change. Such data services include programs for weather forecasts and outlooks; current streamflow, snow cover, water quality, river, flood inundation and drought observations; historical observations maps such as hourly precipitation and extreme events; and sea level rise.
NOAA’s U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit offers other resources such as:
Water Resources Dashboard that provides resources to access weather, water, and climate data.
The Water Resources Dashboard can be found here.
Water Utility Study that focuses on lessons learned from regional partners around managing stormwater and flooding; managing water supply; promoting equity in service delivery; and supporting capacity building and financing. NOAA and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) showcase studies from regional workshops across the U.S. to improve the delivery of information resources and build resilience to climate change in small to medium size communities.
The Water Utility Study can be found here.
Other Water-Related Climate Activities introduced by NOAA are at the intersection of 1) climatological and meteorological findings, forecasts, and facts and 2) people and their use of NOAA products and services for decision making related to risk management, adaptation to future events, and anticipated growth.
Other Water-Related Climate Activities can be found here.