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Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is the Seattle, Washington's water utility, and provides drinking water and wastewater treatment. SPU collaborates with the scientific community and water utilities locally, nationally, and internationally to enhance its knowledge of potential climate impacts and capacity to prepare. SPU has also strongly emphasized community engagement and equity issues through the creation of a variety of organizations and programs.

 

 

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National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is a non-governmental, non-profit organization chartered by the US Congress in 1863 at the request of President Lincoln. The Academy has two missions: to honor the nation’s top scientists, engineers, and health professionals with membership, and to serve the nation with independent, expert advice.

 

 

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National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Formerly the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) provides both national and global climate data that is used by both government and the private sector.   This data is intended to maximize the resource provided by our climate and minimize the risks of climate variability and weather extremes. NCEI is the world's largest active archive of weather data. The Center produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world.

 

 

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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

The primary mission of University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is to carry out environmental research, train graduate students, and advise the State of Maryland on environmental matters. Within the Center’s broad portfolio of research, faculty members carry out cutting-edge research on the environmental consequences of climate change, options for mitigating climate change, and possible approaches for adapting to the consequences of climate change.

 

 

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USGS Alaska Science Center Water Resources Office

The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) web page for the water resources of Alaska aggregates all kinds of water-resource information, including information on Alaska's rivers and streams, ground water, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.   The USGS provides current ("real-time") stream stage and streamflow, water-quality, and ground-water levels for over 200 sites in Alaska.

 

 

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Teaming with Wildlife

Teaming with Wildlife is a coalition of more than 6,300 organizations, including state fish & wildlife agencies, wildlife biologists, hunters, anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists, who support the goal of restoring and conserving U. S. wildlife; preventing wildlife from becoming endangered.   A national steering committee of thirteen conservation organizations provides national leadership for the Teaming with Wildlife initiative, setting national strategy and supporting the activities of state coalitions.

 

 

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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society is a leading conservation organization working to protect the nation's public lands, the 635 million acres collectively owned by the American people and managed by our government. Since its founding in 1935, The Society has led the effort to permanently protect as designated Wilderness nearly 110 million acres in 44 states. They work strategically and collaboratively with land managers, decision makers, and other interested citizens to find common-ground solutions.

 

 

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White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and additional responsibilities were provided by the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970. .

 

 

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Adaptokc: Adapting for a Healthy Future - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 2020

Adaptokc, the first sustainability plan for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was adopted by the city’s Planning Commission and City Council in summer 2020. Adaptokc aims to strengthen Oklahoma City communities in the face of economic, social, and environmental challenges -- including climate change. The plan is divided up into four main sections: energy productivity, natural and built environment, air quality, and waste reduction. Among the initiatives proposed in the plan are increased energy efficiency and renewable energy use, mitigation of heat through development requirements, reduced transportation emissions, reduced waste generation, and strengthening of infrastructure against extreme weather.

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