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State Water Agency Practices for Climate Adaptation
State water agencies across the country are starting to integrate climate change considerations into the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act programs they administer.
Short descriptions have been developed of innovative practices that
state water agencies are currently implementing to reduce their
vulnerability to climate-related impacts and to build resilience to
climate change. These select state practices can serve as useful models
for other state agencies seeking to make water programs more resilient
to climate change. In addition, water resource planners and
decision-makers from local and tribal governments and other entities may
find these practices helpful.
The practices described are the result of a collaborative effort by the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM), and the EPA Office of Water to...
Read more about state water agency practices for climate adaptation on RNRF's blog, The Renewable Resources Report.
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