Proceedings of the First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held its First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change on January 6-7, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia. Sponsored by the EPA Office of Water and Office of Research and Development, the workshop was attended by more than 130 invited experts and stakeholders from the federal, research, utility, engineering, academic, and NGO sectors. The workshop included several plenary sessions and focused on two major topics: 1) Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology and Water Resource Management, and 2) Adaptive Management and Engineering: Information and Tools.

This report is a synthesis of the proceedings, including links to presentations and remarks, with a focus on Impacts, Planning, and Research. Topics covered in this report include: 1) Challenges and Opportunities in Adapting to Climate Change, 2) Applying Climate Science to Water Infrastructure Planning, 3) Research and Development for Water Infrastructure Adaptation, 4) Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology and Water Resource Management, and 5) Adaptive Management and Engineering: Information and Tools.

Publication Date: January 2009

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