California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Climate Change Document Clearinghouse

The Department of Water Resources' IRWM planning guidelines require the inclusion of climate change considerations in IRWM planning analyses. In an effort to assist Integrated Resources Water Management (IRWM) practitioners, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) developed a listing of climate change documents relevant to IRWM planning.

This "clearinghouse" lists resources that provide background information on the current and future impacts of climate change, resource planning strategies for adapting to climate change, and considerations for incorporating climate change analysis into California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents.

Special topics include water resources planning, drought, water-energy nexus, sea-level rise, and biological resource impacts. The idea is that this list of reports will be used by IRWM planning organizations as references to build the necessary understanding of climate change issues and potential impacts, and to support development of climate change adaptation strategies.



Publication Date: June 14, 2010

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