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Climate Change


Issues associated with climate change are already affecting clean water agencies and the effects will only increase in the future as the public and governments at all levels become more concerned about climate change. NACWA believes that climate change is primarily a water issue, and the Association's advocacy focuses on the interrelationships between water resources and climate change, including the needs of clean water agencies in adapting to climate change impacts and further research about these impacts. NACWA is also committed to ensuring that greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment are accurately estimated and that any mitigation efforts that target wastewater are reasonable.

For more information on NACWA’s legal activities and litigation related to Climate Change, please visit the Legal Resources key page.

To locate the most relevant tools for utilities in their climate change adaptation and resiliency efforts, please see NACWA's Climate Resilience Resource Menu key (.xls). This is a new resource that will be updated quarterly.



11/07 Clean Water Current   EPA to Host Disaster Recovery & Resilience Mitigation Webinars  
11/07 Clean Water Current   Water Sector Prepares to Update Security & Resilience Roadmap  
10/25 Clean Water Current   Comments Filed on FEMA Plan to Implement Federal Flood Standard  
07/05 Clean Water Current   NACWA Leadership Helps Advance Key Advisory Council Recommendations on Water Sector Resiliency  
06/21 Regulatory Update   How Should Climate Change Factor into CWA Decision Making?  
06/20 Clean Water Current   EPA Launches Two New Climate Tools, Requests Case Studies  
05/31 Clean Water Current   New Report Focuses on Climate Change Practices in Stormwater Management  
05/02 Clean Water Current   Climate Bond Bill Would Fund Resilient Infrastructure  
03/28 Clean Water Current   NACWA Weighs in on Greenhouse Gas Inventory  
03/28 Clean Water Current   White House Summit Shines Light on Sustainability, Infrastructure Issues  
03/23 Clean Water Current icon-pdf NACWA Comments on EPA 2014 Greenhouse Gas Inventory  
03/21 Clean Water Current   NACWA Tackles Water Resilience with Congress and White House  
03/21 Clean Water Current   WSCC Provides Input for Resilience Study  
03/17 Case Studies icon-pdf Resiliency Case Studies  
03/14 Clean Water Current   Clean Water Caucus to Host Resiliency Briefing, NACWA Members Featured  
03/14 Clean Water Current   Synthesis of International Water & Climate Forum Released  
03/07 Clean Water Current   Association Endorses Water Reuse, Recycling Provisions in Drought Bill  
02/19 Clean Water Current   Clean Water Caucus To Host Resiliency Hearing  
02/19 Clean Water Current   Association Releases Climate Resilience Resource Menu For Clean Water Agencies  
02/12 Clean Water Current   Senate Drought Bill Introduced; Funding Announced  
02/12 Clean Water Current   Clean Power Plan Rule Put On Hold  
02/10 NACWA Letter icon-pdf NACWA Support for Drought Relief Act  
01/29 Clean Water Current   Senate Drought Proposal Funds Reuse Projects, References NACWA Research  
01/29 Clean Water Current   Opportunities For Water Reuse Take Spotlight This Week  
01/22 Clean Water Current   Biogas Stressed in EPA Clean Power Plan Implementation Comments
01/08 Clean Water Current   Water Groups Urge Funding For Reuse To Address Drought  
01/06 Coalition Letter icon-pdf  Water Sector Letter on Funding for Water Reuse  

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