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Abstract

Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) is a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Estuary Programs(NEPs) to build capacity among coastal managers to improve the resilience of coastal areas to the impacts of climate change. CRE provides tools and assistance to help NEPs and coastal communities in their efforts to: • Assess climate change vulnerabilities • Develop a better understanding of climate change at local and regional levels • Engage and educate stakeholders • Develop and implement adaptation strategies • Share lessons learned with other coastal managers This document provides an overview of CRE’s accomplishments to date, including activities being managed by the NEP Partners, lessons learned in the adaptation planning process, challenges encountered, and next steps for the program.

Sponsoring Organization

Long Island Sound Study, Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program, Massachusetts Bays Program, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, San Francisco Estuary Partnership, and Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Number of Pages

24

Location Focus

United States

Recommended Document Citation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2009). Climate ready estuaries 2009 progress report. Retrieved from CAKE: http://www.cakex.org/virtual-library/868