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Climate Explorer 2.0

Tool Overview: 

The Climate Explorer allows users to map and visualize how different climate-related stressors affect various communities, industries, and services. Users can zoom in to specific locations in the United States, using the Climate Explorer to model and visualize themes such as coastal flood risk, food resilience, ecosystem vulnerability, and the vulnerability of human health, water resources, tribal nations, transportation and supply chain, and energy supply and use.

Climate Change and Water: Resources and Tools Page

Tool Overview: 

The EPA’s Climate Change and Water: Resources and Tools page provides information and links to various resources, data sources, and tools to facilitate climate-informed water management. Information is categorized into the following groups: infrastructure, watersheds and wetlands, coastal and ocean waters, water quality, tribal, climate change and water science and research, data and tools, and for kids and educators.

C-CAP Land Cover Atlas

Tool Overview: 

C-CAP Land Cover Atlas is an online data viewer that allows users to observe changes in regional land cover over a selected range of time between 1996 and 2011. The Atlas summarizes general trends (e.g., changes in forest cover, change in developed land), and lets users focus on specific changes they are interested in (e.g., changes in estuarine areas and marshlands). Users can also create summary reports and data tables that can be used to aid decision-making processes.

BASINS CAT (Better Assessment Science Integrating Point & Non-Point Sources Climate Assessment Tool)

Tool Overview: 

BASINS was developed by the EPA to integrate environmental data, analysis tools, and watershed and water quality models to help inform watershed management and total maximum daily load (TMDL) development efforts. BASINS is a desktop application that utilizes GIS capabilities to compare how land use change and various management practices affect water quality. Through BASINS, users can access national and local data related to watersheds, and can apply assessment and planning tools and run nonpoint loading and water quality models.

ASR Recovery Initiation Index

Tool Overview: 

For water systems utilizing aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) for water storage, the ASR Recovery Initiation Index is a spreadsheet-based tool that can help managers decide when to initiate recovery (i.e., pumping of water stored in the aquifer).

Location

9415 Town Center Parkway
34202 Lakewood Ranch , FL
United States
27° 23' 16.9224" N, 82° 26' 10.3992" W
Florida US
Organization Overview: 

The Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority is a regional water supply authority that provides wholesale drinking water to its member counties and the City of North Port supporting the region’s economy and quality of life.

Arc Hydro

Tool Overview: 

Arc Hydro is a set of data models geared to support water resources applications. It features two components, the Arc Hydro Data Model and Arc Hydro Tools. This model focuses on surface water dynamics. ESRI provides case studies to inform modeling efforts and provide best practices, along with a number of hydrological tools to further improve the Hydro Data Model. This will allow users to model potential changes in hydrological flow resulting from climate change.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

Tool Overview: 

The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) provides a variety of forecasts from the National Weather Service regarding potential magnitude and uncertainty of flood and drought events. The AHPS offers hydrologic forecasts for close to 4,000 locations throughout the United States, and forecasts can be produced from hours to months in advance. The tool mainly draws upon data from the USGS National Streamflow Information Program (https://water.usgs.gov/nsip), a national network of stream gauges.

Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities

Tool Overview: 

The Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities is a PDF document designed to help water utility managers (e.g., drinking water, wastewater, stormwater) understand regional climate change issues and explore potential adaptation options. The guide consists of three types of linked informational briefs, a glossary explaining potential adaptation options in more depth, and an adaptation planning worksheet (with completed examples) intended to guide users through the document and process.

Location

700 Town Center Drive
23606 Newport News , VA
United States
37° 6' 0.7236" N, 76° 28' 13.2132" W
Virginia US
Organization Overview: 

Newport News Waterworks is a regional water provider, owned and operated by the City of Newport News, that serves over 400,000 people in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County and part of James City County.

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