The purpose of this workshop is to bring together scientists, engineers, and water resource managers. Since 2011, most water-resources agencies have progressed beyond making vulnerability assessments to the point of considering how they can best mainstream climate change information into their climate-relevant mission activities. This workshop will feature presentations and focused discussion of specific resource management issues and problems within four nature-based themes having components of climate change and variability. Federal and non-Federal participants who produce or use science and engineering inputs for the resource management themes pertaining to the workshop are invited to talk with their agency representatives on the CCAWWG Program Committee to make their agency selections for attendance.
This report is the second in a series of reports by USACE and Reclamation that identify how information supporting water resources management decision-making can be improved. The generation of this series of reports is motivated by the potential impact that climate change may have on water resources.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation published the report, "Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information," in January 2011. It seeks to focus research and technology efforts to address information and tool gaps needed for longer-term water resources planning and management.
This 2009 interagency report explores strategies to improve water management by tracking, anticipating, and responding to climate change. It describes the existing underlying science crucial to addressing the many impacts of climate change on water resources management.
The Climate Change and Water Working Group, or its participating agencies, collaborate with other Federal agencies or interagency groups.