New Visions, Smart Choices - Western Water Security in a Changing Climate

Created: 6/14/2013 -


Across the American West, water managers and communities are hungry for solutions and perhaps more for inspiration. As the climate warms and weather extremes become undeniable, having a secure supply of clean and abundant water — for our communities, our economy, our environment and our farms — is becoming a huge challenge. This report spotlights successful, sustainable and economically sensible steps ten communities are taking to make sure they will have water in the decades to come.

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Community / Local
Sector Addressed
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Reduce non-climate stressors
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Water supply: retrofitting and improvements
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Flow patterns
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water supply
United States