S. Hrg. 110-130: Climate Change and Water Supply: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, to Receive Testimony on the Impacts of Climate Change on Water Supply and Availability in the United States, and Related Issues from a Water Use Perspective, June 6, 2007 [open pdf - 284KB]
From the opening statement of the Honorable Maria Cantwell: "The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the impacts of climate change on water supply and availability in the United States, and related issues from a water use perspective. These issues are garnering more attention these days as the debate about whether climate change is occurring, and its root cause, recedes to the background. […]. As recently documented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we know that increasing temperatures are resulting in increased and earlier run-off from glacier-and snow-fed rivers; changes in precipitation to less snowpack and more rainfall; and significant warming in lakes and rivers, affecting habitat and water quality. These changes, and a host of others that are being studied, add to the significant challenges already facing water managers across the United States. Drought, population increases, environmental demands, and overuse of limited water supplies, have already created numerous situations in which federal, state, and local water managers have had to react quickly to address potential water shortages and conflicts." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeff Bingaman, Tim F. Brick, Maria Cantwell, Bob Corker, Larry E. Craig, Tim Culbertson, Terry Fulp, Christopher Milly, Philip W. Mote, Patrick O'Toole, Ken Salazar, Bradley H. Udall, Jack Williams.
S. Hrg. 110-130; Senate Hearing 110-130
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