U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Involved with dams, canals, and flood protection across the country, the USACE provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The USACE also provides a wide range of public works and outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and supports the Department of Defense throughout the world.
Climate change has the potential to affect all of the missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The USACE climate and global change adaptation goal is to develop practical, nationally consistent and regionally tailored, legally justifiable and cost-effective adaptation measures, both structural and nonstructural, that will reduce vulnerabilities and improve resilience to these challenges.
The current USACE Policy Statement calls for integrating climate change adaptation into all that USACE does. It establishes the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works as the Agency official responsible for ensuring implementation of all aspects of this policy. Through this Policy, USACE establishes the USACE Climate Change Adaptation Steering Committee to oversee and coordinate agency-wide climate change adaptation planning and implementation.
For additional information, the USACE Responses to Climate Change Program can also be found as an additional resource in this clearinghouse.
Phone: (202) 761-0011
- U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
- Climate Change Collaboration in the Pacific Northwest (C3)
- Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice
- Federal Action to Support State, Local and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
- Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present and Future
- Executive Order 13508 - Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration
- USACE Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Report 2011
- Priority Agenda: Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America's Natural Resources
- Washington, DC Flood Levee System Improvements
- Plumb Beach Renourishment Project and Protection of Belt Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
- Climate Change and Water Resources Management - A Federal Perspective: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1331
- Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information
- Assessing Reservoir Operations Risk Under Climate Change
- Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning
- Sea-Level Rise Tool for Hurricane Sandy Recovery
- eCoastal Tools
- USACE Kivalina, Alaska Relocation Master Plan
- USACE Responses to Climate Change Program resources
- Sea-Level Change Considerations in Civil Works Programs (USACE EC 1165-2-212)
- USACE 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Report
- Clean Water: Foundation of Healthy Communities and a Healthy Environment
- National Report: Responding to National Water Resources Challenges
- Identification and Engagement of Socially Vulnerable Populations in the USACE Decision Making Process
- Silver Jackets
- Use of Natural and Nature-Based Features for Coastal Resilience
- Coastal Risk Reduction and Resilience: Using the Full Array of Measures