Highlights of Progress: 2012: Report on the Implementation of the 'National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate'   [open pdf - 1MB]

"In October 2011, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force published a 'National Action Plan' providing an overview of the challenges that a changing climate presents for the management of the Nation's freshwater resources and recommending actions for Federal agencies to support water resource managers in understanding and reducing the risks of climate change. During 2012, Federal agency members of the Task Force have worked to implement the actions called for in the National Action Plan. This 'Highlights of Progress: 2012' document summarizes the progress agencies have made in implementing the 'National Action Plan' between January 2012 and January 2013. The 'National Action Plan' was developed in response to a recommendation in the October 2010 'Progress Report' of the Interagency Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force. It was developed for the Task Force by an Interagency Climate Change and Water Resources Workgroup made up of representatives from Federal agencies involved in water resources science and management. The Workgroup, which is co-chaired by the Department of Interior (DOI), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), prepared this 'Highlights of Progress: 2012' document to provide an annual report to the public concerning progress in addressing this important topic (see Supporting Action #1; page 16 of the 'National Action Plan'). Six recommendations to improve water resources management in a changing climate are presented in the 'National Action Plan.'"

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