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Hoboken, New Jersey Green Infrastructure Strategic Plan

October 2013

The City of Hoboken, New Jersey published its Green Infrastructure Strategic Plan in October 2013 to create a framework for city-wide green infrastructure investments as a mechanism for improving storm water management, controlling flooding, and preparing for future climate change. It also encourages policy changes, such as zoning requirements and incentives, pilot projects, and plans for public lands and rights-of-way.

Related Organizations: Together North Jersey - North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Climate Change Vulnerability Analysis for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District

October 2014

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (District) requested this vulnerability analysis report, which assesses how climate change will impact the District’s existing, as well as proposed, infrastructure and services. The analysis aims to provide the District with the information needed to make strategic planning decisions, such as capital investments. The report documents how climate change may increase flood events and combined sewer overflow volume during larger precipitation events, and increase risk of odor and corrosion within wastewater facilities as well as decreased flow in waterways during periods of warm weather and drought. The analysis also examines the susceptibility of woodpiles and wooden docks at the Jones Island water reclamation facility to degradation resulting from the lower water levels of Lake Michigan brought on by climate change.

Related Organizations: Brown and Caldwell, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District (MMSD), City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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Getting Climate Smart: A Water Preparedness Guide for State Action

April 22, 2013

This state action guide was developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and American Rivers to provide water managers and state governments with information to help comprehensively plan and prepare for the water-related impacts of climate change. The guide combines practical advice and real-world case studies while outlining a six-step planning process for state governments, water managers, and other stakeholders to develop and implement climate preparedness plans. 

Related Organizations: American Rivers, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Authors: Fay Augustyn, Ben Chou

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Evaluation of Combined Heat and Power Technologies for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

September 25, 2012

The report was developed by Columbus Water Works, under an assistance agreement awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of their Columbus Biosolids Flow-Through Thermophilic Treatment National Demonstration Project. The report examines common combined heat and power (CHP) technologies for converting anaerobic digester gas to electrical power and produce heat. The document includes technical and cost information to assist users in considering using more efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective wastewater treatment and in-plant wet weather management technologies.

Related Organizations: Water Environment Research Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Authors: Jason R. Wiser, James W. Schettler, John L. Willis

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Climate Change Clearinghouse by the Water Research Foundation

Created by the Water Research Foundation, the Climate Change Clearinghouse supports water supply utility managers in understanding the effects of climate change on their systems. These resources, which range from national level examinations of impacts, to regional analyses of utility operations, provide water resource managers with the information and tools they need to successfully adapt both short-term and long-term planning activities to climate change.

Related Organizations: Water Research Foundation

Resource Category: Adaptation Websites

 

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Shifting Course: Climate Adaptation for Water Management Institutions

November 2011

This publication identifies a set of  common principles for climate-adaptive institutions, specifically for water management.  It was originally inspired by a session organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Conservation International at the 2010 Stockholm World Water Week. This report is a provides operational guidance on how to make water management institutions more climate-adaptive.  Although the climate debate is often centered on temperature, water is what will determine whether a community (a village, city, or region) or ecosystem can survive - according to the report. 

Related Organizations: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Authors: Jonathan Cook, Sarah Freeman, Eliot Levine, Margot Hill

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative (CRWU)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed its Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative to assist water and wastewater utilities in preparing for climate change. CRWU offers a suite of tools and resources to promote the understanding of climate science, associated risks to the water sector, and pertinent adaptation options for utilities and communities to implement. EPA designed the CRWU resources to translate complex climate projections into usable formats - to assist in building a more resilient water sector. 

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center (EPA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Thirsty for Answers: Preparing for the Water-related Impacts of Climate Change in American Cities

August 2011

In this report the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has compiled local and regional research findings about the water-related impacts of climate change in 12 U.S. cities. NRDC examined more than 75 scientific studies, as well as data and reports generated by government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The report makes clear that some of the most profound effects of climate change are water-related, such as sea-level rise, increased rain and storms, flooding, and drought, and that these kinds of events are likely to increase in the coming years as a result of climate change. 

Related Organizations: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Authors: Mark Dorfman, Michelle Mehta, Ben Chou, Steve Fleischli, Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning

November 2011

Developed cooperatively by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Resources Legacy Fund, and The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the “Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning” provides a framework for considering climate change in water management planning. Key decision considerations, resources, tools, and planning options are presented to guide resource managers and planners as they develop means of adapting their programs to a changing climate.

Related Organizations: Resources Legacy Fund, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), California Department of Water Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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California State Water Board - Resolution No. 2017 - Comprehensive Response to Climate Change

March 7, 2017

On March 7, 2017, California's State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution to integrate climate change comprehensively into its programs and decisionmaking, including drinking water regulation, water quality initiatives, and financial assistance. The resolution creates new requirements for divisions within the State Water Board that will help the agency achieve goals relating to adaptation, ecosystem resilience, water use and efficiency, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Related Organizations: California State Water Resources Control Board

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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