EPA Water Resource Adaptation Program (WRAP)
The Environmental Protection Agency's WRAP scientists and engineers investigate the potential effects of climate change on the nation's watersheds and water infrastructure, and develop practical and effective adaptation solutions. The research supports EPA's Sustainable Water Infrastructure Initiative to ensure our nation's water infrastructure meets future needs of demographic and economic development.
Collaborating with academic institutions, water utilities, and other internal and external stakeholders, WRAP researchers investigate the hydrologic effects of climatic change and define the water resource needs of future socioeconomic conditions. The researchers use a variety of investigating tools, such as climate modeling, robust statistical analysis, and water availability forecasting. WRAP researchers develop adaptation methods, many focused on advanced and innovative engineering techniques and solutions. WRAP also develops and provides end users with the tools needed for water resource adaptation. Research areas include: Water Demand and Demographic Changes, Adaptive Engineering, Climate Mitigation Sustainability, and Water Availability.
The program's research is also a part of the Drinking Water Research Program and the Global Change Research Program in the Office of Research and Development.
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