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IS-2008-139: National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change

This report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes the impact of climate change on water resources and possible reactions.  Climate change may bring warming air and water, change in location and amount of rain and snow, increased storm intensity, sea level rise; and changes in ocean characteristics.  The EPA is pursuing mitigation, adaptation, and research.  The EPA has established five strategic goals to address these issues: Water Program Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases, Water Program Adaptation to Climate Change, Climate Change Research Related to Water, Water Program Education on Climate Change, and Water Program Management of Climate Change.






















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